Shelter Chic: A Foster-Based Rescue Group Run by Volunteers
Shelter Chic is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming shelter dogs and cats, taking away the stigma associated with animal shelters and their residents, and promoting animal adoption in a fun, positive, and inviting way. We bring light to the fact that there are a wide variety of animals that end up in shelters – including puppies, kittens, and purebreds – through no fault of their own. Our goal is to ensure that the most commonly passed-over rescue animals (including the seniors, those with special needs, and breeds with negative stereotypes) are given the opportunity to find loving, forever homes. While some would call these animals underdogs, our team works hard to recast these stereotypes and demonstrate they are indeed the “top dogs.”
Whether it is through dogs wearing tutus and bowties or through the edgy slogans and hip designs donned by our team, our organization strives to enliven and enrich the process of finding loving forever homes for our wonderful second-chance cuties, celebrating each animal’s individuality every step of the way. We strive to educate the public about the importance of adoption and the benefits we all gain from welcoming all, promoting love, and encouraging the spoiling of our furry friends – because after all, they’re the ones who rescue us.
Executive Director, Co-Founder
Brittany Feldman was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2007, she became a special education elementary school teacher in the NYC public school system. She received a dual Master’s Degree in General and Special Elementary Education in 2009.
Finance & Accounting Director, Co-Founder
Amanda Folk was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2007 where she earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.
Born and raised in England to a family of animal lovers, Nicola has never lived in a home without a pet, most of whom were adopted. Nicola always had cats growing up, along with rabbits, gerbils and goldfish, but was never allowed to have a dog.