Amanda (Reichenbach) Rivera, President and Founder
My entire life I have loved dogs and grew up with Beagles and Bassett Hounds. My love for Pomeranians began after adopting my first Pom, Sergio, in 2012 who proved a challenge both behaviorally and medically. Adopting Sergio opened my eyes to rescue and after following rescues on social media, it became apparent that not all animals end up in loving homes. This prompted my husband and I to do something about and we became foster pawrents.
After more than seven years fostering and serving on the board of a rescue, my closest friends and I decided to start our own rescue adventure and we created Peace Love and Poms Rescue. Our goal is to save Pomeranians and small breed dogs in need, provide them with the best care to help them thrive, and find them loving forever homes.
I have been a pediatric nurse since 2006 and graduated with my Master’s in Health Care Administration in 2017. My experience in health care has been a great asset for dogs in my care and will continue to prove useful for all the dogs that come into Peace Love and Poms Rescue.
Rescue is hard, but seeing dogs thrive and getting a second chance to live a life of love is what fuels our passion to continue our mission. My husband, German, is always encouraging me and is my biggest fan. He is a wonderful man who loves dogs as much as I do and an amazing support system for me and our furry children. We have been blessed in life and have so much love to give to Pomeranians and small breed dogs in need of a second chance.