about  deity

Deity Animal Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization based in Los Angeles. It is our passion and mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place stray, neglected and shelter dogs into loving, responsible and committed homes. We do not discriminate on age, breed or ease of placement. Rather, we choose dogs based on temperament and potential to be wonderful companions. We adhere to a comprehensive adoption process which includes finding the best possible match for each dog and performing home checks.
 Our mission is to educate and empower people of all ages as to how they can make a difference in the lives of animals in their communities.  We target the importance of pet sterilization, animal welfare, and why it is a good idea to adopt from a shelter or rescue rather than buy from a breeder.
Ellen rescued Vida, the first official Deity dog, in 2007. Lindsay joined Ellen in her efforts when a major health scare made her reevaluate life and the gift of health and happiness. Dogs served a key roll in her recovery and she strives to share the healing power of dogs with others. Dogs saved her so it’s only right that she save dogs. 
 Together Ellen and Lindsay created a jewelry line to help fund the rescue. At Deity Jewels, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the rescue to help an animal in need. We hope that people around the world will contribute to our efforts by joining our tribe wearing our jewels and saving a life 
Deity relies on our supporters and fosters to continue do what we do. Contact us for more information about our animals or Contact Us to find out how to get involved.

our team


"No animal is more deserving than another and I would save them all if I could."

Ellen Ballon Dante


"I do this work to advocate for the animals since they cannot speak for themselves, and stand for them when they need an ally."

Lindsay Bird



"Nothing is more fulfilling than to be able to help dogs, who love us unconditionally."

Ali Freeman

"My first loves are my 3 Deity dogs. My second love is getting sh*t done. Those two combined are the reason I work with Deity Animal Rescue.  I desire to be the voice for the voiceless and do what I can every day to keep Deity Animal Rescue what it is- a safe place to land for all dogs on their way to meet their forever family."

Hannah Strader
Foster Director • Board Member

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