Emily Peters truly cares—about her daughter, her dogs, and, for that matter all of the homeless dogs in the City of Long Beach! Emily was born in rural New Hampshire and always preferred bonding with her animals over school- or much of anything else! At the age of 17, she moved to TN and began working at Veterinary Hospitals, eventually learning on the job to be a veterinary assistant/technician. She also obtained her Wildlife Rehabilitation certificate and volunteer with a local wildlife rescue as well as a local dog rescue. In 2010, Emily moved to Long Beach, new to the community- and the local animal-related issues- she had - $500 to her name but was determined to help the animals in need. This sense of optimism, resiliency, and initiative has infused her approach and leadership of what is now Live Love Animal Rescue. Emily proved herself to the Long Beach community because of her ability to catch street dogs that no one else could come near and to rehabilitate and re-home them. She started Live Love Pet Care, LLC and the rescue soon became an official non-profit from the independent rescue efforts she led. Eventually, folks got to know her and the community support is what she credits as the catalyst for Live Love Animal Rescue. Emily created a unique rescue model by incorporating her passion for tarot, energy and holistic healing. She combines her knowledge with veterinary medicine, behavior training, end alternative healing modalities to benefit the animals in Live Love's care. Described as “giving” by her team she’s also known for her capability, empathy, and passion in saving hundreds of dogs (and some cats!) every year throughout the Long Beach area through her organization, Live Love Animal Rescue. Emily is responsible for saving well over two thousand lives in the 10 years she's been in Long Beach. Along with her daughter Aura (CEO in-training), board of directors, and dedicated volunteers, Emily runs a network of close to 150 pet foster parents to care for the dogs they rescue. Live Love is known for taking on some of the most difficult medical and behavior needs cases. They save the lives of dogs from every corner of our city and beyond. Emily and her team have a special way with the most fragile neglected, abandoned, and abused dogs. According to her admirers, she is a “beacon of hope” for those in the Long Beach pet rescue community and looks to embody that symbol for years to come. She was nominated for the Justin Rudd Community Hero Award in 2015, was chosen as one of Long Beach's 40 Under 40 citizens in 2017, was selected to the Long Beach Mayor's Taskforce to revision Long Beach Animal Care Services in 2018 and to Long Beach Animal Care Services Strategic Planning Committee in 2019. In 2021 Live Love Animal Rescue was voted the Best Rescue in Long Beach by people's choice.