Opening in the spring of 2020, Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge was founded to assist animal owners during a crisis. By providing temporary shelter and/or assistance we strive to keep families together to reduce the number of animals that require rehoming.
All services are provided by dedicated individuals who share one purpose; animal welfare.
At Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge we will house animals on site, or in loving foster homes, while the owner is not able to care for their animal.
While in our care, Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge facilitates visits and ongoing communication with the owners. Transportation is provided by dedicated volunteers.
Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge encourages all pet owners to be responsible pet owners by promoting the need for regular veterinary care which includes, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, and spay/neuter.
Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge will assist owner’s with food and other supplies so that animals may remain in their home.
We rely on the generous donations by others to be sustainable. All donation go directly to the animal care.
Our moto is “Keeping Pet Families Together.”
What We Do
Our vision is to keep pet families together by providing safe and nurturing environments for animals while their owners is unable to look after them.
Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing a holistic approach by keeping animals and their owner’s together.
Our board of Directors
We are currently seeking a volunteer coordinator, foster coordinator, and other directors. We are looking for active members of the board who believe in the betterment of animal lives through rescue initiatives
is the chair of the board and the founder of the rescue. She lives on site with her 3 dogs, and 7 cats. Robin has worked or volunteered in animal rescue for over 10 years.
is the treasurer for Murillo Mutts. She is owned by two cats and loved by one dog, all of which are rescued. She works as a service manager and a support worker and loves to use her spare time to help animals get the
is the secretary. Tanya lives with her husband, daughter, their dog Rascal and any other animal that Faith brings home.
is also a board member. She is a director. Megan is currently finishing her last year of law school. She enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and family
is the Fundraising coordinator for Murillo Mutts. She has a dedicated passion in getting out into our communities to raise much needed funds for our rescue. Jacqui has fundraised and volunteered for numerous rescues in the city for over 5 years.
Grey is Murrilo Mutts' head of exotic animal care. Originally terrified of snakes, she decided to adopt a rescue snake to get over her fears. From there she fell in love with the intricacies of caring for an exotic pet and advocating for the proper care of exotic animals. Currently she has three rescue gerbils, a tiny little hamster and one dog but has plans to start a hognose breeding project in the future
is one of our hard working, behind the scenes directors. He is currently working as a front of house manger at a local restaurant, but also works in a retirement home with the elderly. Paul loves people but also loves all animals. He is passionate about being able to help and make a difference in the life of animals, to give them a voice they don't have. He has 2 dogs, Maddy and Dixie. His favorite breed is the bully breed. He tries , because I love tries to help people understand that the breed is totally misunderstood and is a magnificent animal and very loving and loyal.
is a behind the scenes, cleaner extraordinaire director. She has worked at a local veterinary hospital for 16 plus years and has had a life long passion for animals and their welfare. She has proudly joined Robin in several rescue road trips and transfers. She is most proud of her daughter Ashley and grandson Alexandre.