Our Team

Sgt. Gidget Petry


Meet the new President of Shelter Our Pets, Gidget Petry! Gidget is a Sergeant with the Bergen County Sheriff's Department, Bureau of Police Services in Patrol Operations. Gidget also works with the Bergen Country Office of Emergency … Read More

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Jeanne Evanchuk

Vice President

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Pete Pezzillo


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Patty Mauro


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Marian Shore

Foster Coordinator

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Shanna Powers

Case Manager

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Elizabeth Pezzillo

Advisor to the Board

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Robyn Monaco

Honorary Board Member, Fundraising

Robyn Monaco has been a dog trainer, animal behaviorist and animal rescuer for over 15 years. Twelve of those years spent with her remarkable feral rescue, Chula. Robyn and Chula have trained service dogs to transport objects, bark alert, … Read More

Laura S. Mann Esq.

Co-Founder, Advisor

Ms. Mann received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1993 and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1996. Ms. Mann's many years of experience in and out … Read More

Linda Strauss Esq.

Linda S. Strauss, Esq., Attorney, Pro Bono

Linda Strauss received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and Bachelors of Arts from Yeshiva University. Ms. Strauss is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Upon graduating law school, Ms. Strauss … Read More

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Niki Dawson


Niki Dawson has worked in animal welfare in varying capacities for almost 25 years. She is a NJ Certified Animal Control Officer and NJ Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator and has served as Executive Director for the Liberty Humane … Read More