Our Team (small but mighty)

  • Jeanne Perales

    Jeanne has been an animal advocate, dog rescuer and dog foster for a majority of her life. She lives in the City of Long Beach, CA, and is a volunteer at the Long Beach Animal Shelter which has given her an up-front and personal look at the suffering homeless dogs endure, particularly larger breed dogs, who are harder to place.

    Through Jeanne's passion for helping these dogs, she has developed strong relationships with several dog rescues who tirelessly work to save dogs in Long Beach and its surrounding cities. Jeanne has recently built an alliance with National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, helping evaluate shelter dogs for potential recruitment into their program.

    Jeanne has been a resident of Long Beach for over 30 years, has earned a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Computer Engineering, provides Project Management Consulting for tech companies, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Long Beach. When she's not busy working, volunteering and assisting with dog rescues, she loves to spend time with her 100-lb rescue dog Lady!

  • Sara Azevedo

    Sara has been a longtime animal lover and advocate, which began during her childhood growing up in Mexico City. She has earned a degree in Economics from Stanford University and upon graduating went on to live and work internationally for 12 years with her husband Tony, who played professional water polo.

    At each location, Sara always became involved with a local shelter or animal advocacy group. She is now back permanently in Long Beach, CA, where she runs two companies: Azevedo Water Polo and 6-8 Sports. She has reconnected with friend Jeanne and together they have united their passion for helping animals through FURever.