THE INNER PUP
We see a time when responsible, compassionate pet ownership is the norm and when an owners income is not a barrier for healthy, happy pets.
We‘ve pressed the RESET BUTTON on Animal Welfare. Now, we can create a renewable platform to successfully pass the buck.
Our success can be attributed to one unique attribute – boots on the ground. The Inner Pup works in the NOLA neighborhoods responsible for the majority of strays that populate area shelters. We immerse ourselves in those communities; we build trust among community abusers as well as change agents. We lean in; this “all in” approach has resulted in our unique model for change.
We’re educating the next generation.
Jennifer is an avid supporter of our mission! Jennifer works with CEVA, who manufactures The Inner Pup’s favorite flea/ tick/ mosquito prevention. We love partnering with Jennifer and thank her for all love and support!
Part of The Inner Pup model depends on changing the hearts, minds, and actions of the next generation. We’re committed to building positive regard for pets among children who reside in communities with high levels of animal homelessness, abuse and neglect. The Inner Pup developed a classroom curriculum that’s been embraced by NOLA educators. Since our first successful teaching experience in 2016, we’ve been expanding our reach. We’ve taught over 200 kids so far, and we’re still growing.
Alisha Martin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and in August 2017 she drove across the country with her pup- Simply (@SimplyThePup) to Los Angeles, California. Simply is an aspiring dog model! Part of that adventure is chronicled in her book-Simply (obivously had to name it after the pup). Simply the pup would like for $1 from every Simply the book sale to be donated to animal shelters across the country.
Alisha has always enjoyed the sweet simple things in life. Alisha is a graduate of Argosy University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She enjoys volunteering and working with the mental health community. She loves people and enjoys working as a ride share driver- connecting with different people everyday. Family, friends, and simply are her world.
Follow her instagram! @SimplyThePup
Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress, activist, health coach, and former model. Paul began her career modeling in New York before landing her first major role in John Carpenter's horror film Christine (1983). This was followed with prominent roles in American Flyers (1985), 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), and Dragnet (1987).
She is best known for her role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the television series Baywatch from 1992–97. She has performed in a total of over 100 movies and television programs.
Also an animal lover, we are lucky to have her on board with TIP!
This hot mama has a long history of careers, family and DOGS. She's the first to admit that if her husband were less sane (and more easily persuaded) she would have more dogs than rooms.
"I love people, animals and I adore my Lindsay, who teaches me that animal welfare means more than playing with and hugging my 4-leggeds. Lindsay also makes it clear that animal welfarists don't sleep, eat only on occasion and are on the beck and call of other equally passionate and nutty animal welfarists. I've felt on my own the satisfaction of fraternizing with people who share my passion, and chumming around with dogs who never fail to bring tears of wonder."
Lindsay started volunteering in animal welfare when she was 10 in Chicago. No one, including Lindsay, thought she'd make it through her first high-kill shelter job at 18. She furthered her interest in animal behavior with marine mammal enrichment at the Shedd Aquarium under trainer Ken Ramirez and years of dog training in Chicago. Moving to Wyoming to manage the Animal Adoption Center (2008-2012), she learned the bigger picture of welfare. She currently works as a dog trainer/behaviorist and co-runs The Inner Pup Non-Profit Organization. Her vision for a better tomorrow for animals in our country inspires Lindsay to share education, create change, motivate others & shine bright.
Sheldon Rubin, DVM & Paulette Rubin
Sheldon is an Inner Pup National Advisor. He is the past President of American HeartWorm Association. Featured with lovely, Paulette.
Originally from South Florida, Antoinette moved to Los Angeles and has taken the city by storm as an actress, producer, and is the host of "One Veggie at a Time with Antoinette". She graduated from Florida Atlantic University where she studied Marketing and Business Management. Antoinette has been an animal lover her whole life and is excited to be an advocate to get the word out for The Inner Pup.
Liana Mendoza, born in Los Angeles, CA was raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles which gave her that gritty edge that is so palatable. Native American (Chichimeca Tribe), Mexican, Russian-Jewish, and Spaniard, she is internationally known as "Sexiest Spaniard" along with Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.
Mendoza joined the cast of the FX, Emmy-Award winning show, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL in 2015 starring Lady Gaga. The show and cast was nominated for a Golden Globe (2016). Since then, she has joined several shows including BASKETS, BONES, SCANDAL as well as BETTER CALL SAUL (nominated for a Golden Globe in 2017).
Believing in the philosophy that we all pass the elevator back down--in the words of Jack Lemmon--she involves herself in youth programs and charity organizations including Operation Smile, Sober College, Help as One, Every Monday Matters and Stand up in the Halls. Her heart belongs to Students Run LA (SRLA) where she was not only a mentor for at-risk youth but completed the Los Angeles Marathon along side them. Miss Mendoza is the Founder of Carbon Pipe Dreams which helps to spread awareness of preserving the planet and reducing our carbon footprint.
Brilliant and local street musician and a dear friend and inspiration to TIP. From musician's village in the upper 9th, Tanya is a beautiful friend to dogs. She regularly rescues and helps neighborhood pups, is an animal lover, and will play your heart strings in the French Quarter, each weekend, you can find her on Royal and Toulouse.
"dogs and music make life ok"
Combining more than 19 years of experience as a raw foods alchemist with his knowledge of health and nutrition, Rawsheed has now made available products for the larger community.
He is also the original creator of Sun Power products and Sun Power Cafe in Los Angeles, California.
Rawsheed is on the cutting edge of sharing these lifestyle changing foods with the millions of Americans who are looking for ways to improve the quality of their health through improved dietary habits.
After years of working with stray animals in a variety of capacities, we turned our attention to the root cause of the homeless animal epidemic – lack of spay-neutering programs throughout New Orleans. The Inner Pup hosted its first free clinic in 2014. In fact, it aired on Animal Planet’s “Pitbulls and Parolees, Season 6 episode, “Dumped.” Since that time, we’ve begun monthly prevention clinics throughout the region.
To create a network of accessible, affordable resources, enlightened attitudes, and accountability so that pets are embraced by families. To end the cycle of abuse, neglect and overpopulation in shelters by way of prevention programs.
We work at the grassroots level.
Sallie Ann Glassman is an American practitioner of Haitian Vodou, a writer, and an artist, in New Orleans, LA.
Glassman has been practicing Vodou in New Orleans since 1977 and in 1995 became one of few White Americans to have been ordained via the traditional Haitian initiation. She owns Island of Salvation Botanica, a botánica and art gallery with religious supplies, medicinal herbs, and Haitian and local artworks.
Sallie Ann has partnered with The Inner Pup because of her big heart for all living creatures and the low income communities in the city.
Sierra Madre is a plant based, animal lover and activist from Cleveland, Ohio. She currently lives in Los Angeles singing, playing saxophone and sampling self recorded nature sounds in her band Blooming Fire, who's message and lyrics are rooted in sustainability. With her Bachelors degree in Urban Sustainability and Theater Performance, Sierra has been presented with several grants and awards for her project, The Environmental Theater Brigade. Currently she works with aggressive dogs on mountain hikes, where they work on socialization and training. She is also launching a campaign against single use plastics and is passionate about beach clean ups and education for those around her about animal liberation, sustainability and equality.
We're animal advocates to the core.