Mav’s Rescue Friends was set up with the goal of helping animals in need. At this point, Mav’s Rescue Friends is currently in the very early innings, but long term we will have two primary causes: 1) to rescue and treat animals who have been abused and are in need of critical care, and 2) to provide funding to smaller rescue groups who have acute financial needs.

Over the past few years, we have been fortunate to meet a variety of amazing people and rescue groups that do incredible things for animals, and this will be our effort to help advance the animal rescue effort in our own small way. We are still just in the learning stage and are unsure how our thinking will evolve, but please visit us again down the road and see how we are progressing.


Maverick, Cosita, Jen and Adrian Meli (aka the fourth wheel)


*Please see my update on the beginning of the Process page about why we have decided to change the long-term focus for Mav’s Rescue Friends. At this point, the effort is on hold as we reformulate our plan. We did not originally form a 501c3 because we thought we might change our approach as we learned more and indeed we have. We are hopeful to have an idea that we think we may be able to implement in the not too distant future.

“Dogs have given us their absolute all.  We are the center of their universe.  We are the focus of their love and faith and trust.  They serve us in return for scraps.  It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” ~Roger Caras