Tressa has been rescuing animals in the DFW area since 2007. Tressa co-founded Epic Animal Rescue in 2016. Tressa is kept in line by her husband Zane while their daughter Sierra keeps the chaos coming. They share their lives with three dogs, one cat and a carousel of fosters coming and going.
Greg is a small business owner and has been involved in rescue since 2011. He and his wife, Christine, became acquainted with rescue when they found two loose dogs whose owners refused to pick them up from the town shelter. They became 'temporary fosters' for these dogs and found the most amazing families for them. A few months later, Christine fell in love with a dog in a shelter that became their first 'real' foster...and the rest is history! Greg and Christine foster small dogs, typically terrier-types and mommas with their tiny litters. They are assisted in their rescue efforts by their daughter, two dogs and two cats.
Type A Organizer
Erin has a passion that developed into something Epic. Be a part of something greater than you. BE EPIC.
"Be the person your dog thinks you are."
Michelle discovered her passion for dog rescue after rescuing "Trooper" a shepherd puppy with mange from being euthanized in January of 2015. Since then, Michelle has been an active volunteer for various non-profit rescues across DFW. She loves finding creative new ways to promote dog adoption and fostering in the Dallas area. In her free time, you'll find Michelle at the dog park with her furry BFF, Vader, or hosting dinner parties for her friends! If you have a business that would like to BE EPIC and partner with us or feature one of our adoption events, please reach out to Michelle for more information!
Jayla’s love of creative writing, and compassion for animals, began at an early age. She would oftentimes create her own bed-time stories, usually writing her beloved family pets into her adventures. But now, her favorite stories to tell are the ones of the homeless shelter dogs and strays that are searching for a family, and a second shot at life, thanks to Epic Animal Rescue. Using social media to advocate for these voiceless pups is such an epic way to combine these passions- and a privilege.
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Foster Mentor/Dog Care Team
Right out of college, a lovable yellow lab came into Melissa’s life and became her constant, devoted companion. Cooper was also the unknowing catalyst for her obsession with the safety and happiness of animals. She started as an advocate for chained and penned dogs, helping to educate dog owners on the dangers and cruelty of leaving dogs to live a solitary life at the end of a chain. Her first foster dog, Sammy, was rescued from the streets of Oak Cliff. His collar was embedded in his neck, his road to recovery long, and the task of finding him the right fit in an adopter was arduous since he was old, large and selective in his dog friends. The reward that came with finding him the perfect home started a passion for helping other dogs and she began to work with other animal advocates and rescue groups to find great homes for one homeless dog at a time. Melissa and her husband, Jeremy, hold a special fondness for the often overlooked dogs - the older, larger and/or medically sensitive ones. Since adding two young kids to a hectic work schedule, they mostly get their occasional foster fix with puppy love and smaller dogs. Melissa joined Epic in 2017 as a foster coordinator in order to help more dogs through mentoring and encouraging new fosters.