Denise joined For Otis Sake in 2020 but this was not the start of her involvement with animals or rescue.
Denise has always had a love for animals. She grew up around dogs, cats and farm animals in Northeast PA. This is why she and her husband have always had several rescue dogs of their own.
Prior to moving to the area she volunteered with a rescue in the midwest. There she was a foster with their hospice program. In addition to providing care and a loving home to the dogs, she also served 2 years on their Board of Directors.
After moving and settling into the Hagerstown area she started her search for a rescue to be involved with. As she asked around, For Otis Sake kept coming up in her conversations and after doing research she knew this is where she wanted to be to make an impact and help save more lives.
Denise has partnered and participated in fundraising events and most recently taking on adoptions. In addition to her rescue work, Denise is a full time Human Resources Manager with Republic Services in Western Maryland.