When Danielle Marchetti’s dog Peyton struggled with lifelong health issues related to poor breeding, Marchetti decided to open a rescue in her name, Peyton’s Place Animal Rescue located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Marchetti, the founder and director, opened Peyton’s Place in 2017. Peyton’s Place rescued over 500 dogs this year alone and the number is still increasing.
The pandemic hasn’t slowed Peyton’s Place down but has certainly perpetrated changes. Although donations and fundraisers decreased, adoptions and fosters skyrocketed. However, at the same time, due to financial difficulties, they’ve also seen a lot of returning dogs or surrenders.
The 100% foster-based rescue is a small group of people with full-time jobs, families, and pets and fosters of their own. Peyton’s Place also has a special focus on senior dogs. Often left to the plights of their old age, Piccirillo says that senior dogs are a valued focus at the rescue. “Seniors have a special place in all of our hearts,” Piccirillo said. “They deserve to live their golden years filled with love and comfort.”
So how do hundreds of dogs find homes without a location? To get their 500+ rescues to homes, Peyton’s partners with shelters locally and throughout the country. The rescue is constantly working to expand its network to help save dogs in need not only because they want to but because they need to.
Willow came into our rescue with her puppies. Of course, her puppies were adopted quickly but Willow wasn’t of much interest. She is amazing. She is super sweet and gentle. She has been great with kids and other dogs at events but unfortunately hasn’t received any adoption applications. She is such a special loving girl, and we would love for her to find her furever home. Willow is 3 years old and is a super sweet husky looking for her furever home.
She is kid and dog-friendly as well as active and a total sweetheart. She needs a home with a fenced yard. She is mostly housebroken and doing well. She is spayed and up to date on vaccines. She came into rescue with her pups who were adopted quickly and now she is looking for her own furever home! She loves dogs of all sizes and is friendly and playful. She has been great around the kids that she has met at our events. Willow is nothing short of amazing and deserves the best furever home!
Nina was living in Rio Grande Valley, Texas with her sisters. They were living outside for the first 5 months of their lives and had no care or human interaction. We were contacted by a rescue partner there who couldn’t take them in but wanted to get help for them. When they reached the foster in Houston, they were underweight, covered in ticks, and in bad condition. They were nursed them back to health and came to New Jersey on a volunteer transport with 24 drivers over three days. Her two sisters were adopted, and she was in a foster home, but they decided not to adopt. Sadly, Nina wasn’t of much interest. She is super sweet and playful. She loves other dogs and even goes kayaking with her foster mom. She would make a great family pet for an active family.
Nina is a seven-month-old Schnauzer/Blue Heeler mix girl looking for her furever home. She is always ready to play and also loves to take nice long naps. She loves to be outdoors and gets very excited to go on walks. She is very curious, as most puppies are. She is housebroken and her foster has been working with her on bell training. She knows “sit” and she knows her name, she is a very smart girl, and she knows that she gets a treat when she is a good girl! She is kid-friendly and great with other dogs. She is up to date on vaccines and spayed. She loves to be petted, she likes hugs, and is very sweet, smart, and loyal.
Peyton’s Place doesn’t have any in-person fundraisers just yet, but they have a virtual fundraiser coming up with more information to come on their Facebook page.