"Yesterday is over.
Today is good. Tomorrow will be better.
Don't look back."
Lee Shore is a collective of women with a shared passion for animals. The rescue was founded in 2017 by Paulina Putnam and Alison Shanahan, who had each worked in rescue for a number of years and recognized a need for a rescue that served animals who couldn't be adopted right away. These animals were pregnant, too young, or in need of physical or psychological rehabilitation.
Both Paulina and Alison had her own unique talents. Paulina had successfully rehabilitated many dogs when others had pronounced the case impossible. Alison had a passion for the mothers and babies.
They started Lee Shore with these distinct goals in mind: to bring in those rehab, maternity, and pediatric cases who aren't ready for adoption now, but who can be made ready for life as a companion with the right care.
This remains our mission. In the two years since our founding, we have saved over two hundred animals, and we hope to continue to grow and fight for the voiceless.
Training to Go Home
With every case, we have a single goal: go home. Every animal in our care is trained for a successful life as a companion animal. For babies, this simply means healthy food and a solid foundation of human and dog socialization. For adults, this means crate, leash, house, and basic obedience training, as well as taking the time to repair any physical or psychological trauma.
For our rehab cases, Paulina is the go-to girl. In addition to her own talent and experience, Paulina has trained her personal dogs to work with her fosters. They know how to recognize a traumatized dog's signal that he needs space, and how to gently guide dogs who are lacking in dog socialization. This helps to ensure that when our pets go home, they will be safe on walks and at dog parks.
Bringing up Babies
Because of the extra time and cost associated, many rescues are unable to take in pregnant and nursing mothers and infants. Alison specializes in providing the space and support a mother needs to bring up her babies, and even in raising orphans to be successful, well-adjusted adults. While these pups may have had rough starts, their advantage is the chance for a good life going forward, which is why Alison's mantra is "Don't look back."
Director of Maternity and Pediatrics
Director of Marketing
Advertising and Fundraising Manager
Director of Rehabilitation