Meet our team
Meet Our Team
Rachel Cohen - Director
I have always been passionate about animals. I have never lived a day of my life without them. Animals are not possessions to me, but my family. My motto is to always treat them the way we want to be treated. Growing up, we always had dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens and parakeets. I took up horseback riding when I was 9, and continued throughout my life; with my horses eventually living at my own home. I received my BA in Psychology for undergrad, have my real estate license, worked at our family business for many years, and I ran a horse farm many years ago which housed 30 horses and also had a few goats! I have 3 amazing children, who are now adults ; one is a lawyer, another is in vet school, and one is in college playing D1 baseball! My fiancé is a Dr. who is very supportive(well most of the time..haha)in my endeavor as an animal rescuer. My children and I have fostered dogs and cats for many years before we started our rescue. We will do everything we can to save as many lives as we can( money is not an object when a life is in danger). “Take care of them now, and worry about paying the bill after. “ ( that’s what I always say). We pull from our own personal finances and also ask for donations from the public. We are a pet loving family, and the amazing volunteers who help me are just as passionate as I am in saving precious lives. “Let’s continue saving lives together!”
Amanda Cohen - President
Hi everyone! My family and I started TFAR back in 2020! I am currently a 3rd year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Previously, I graduated the University of Connecticut with a B. S. in Animal Science in 2021. Since I now live in London, I spend my time running the TFAR Facebook page and constantly updating it, posting animals in need of fosters/adopters, and help wherever possible from abroad. In a few years, I will be able to take over some of the veterinary duties needed for our rescue. Until then, I will be mostly behind the scenes! When not studying or working on the rescue, I spend my time playing on RVC’s Polo Team and caring for my own two rescue cats, Reese and Cosmo.
Amanda Page - Foster Coordinator & Medical Liaison
My love for animals started at a young age. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work with animals in some way (thank you to my childhood pup and best friend of 16 wonderful years). In 2017 I started my career in veterinary medicine. Since then I've been at 3 hospitals, and now call Loving Care Veterinary of West Milford my home away from home. In 2018 my family and I took in our first foster dog, and from there I found an entire new way of saving animals. If I'm not at work saving lives, I'm spending my time looking for animals in need of rescue and working to find them a foster home.
Doreen Page - Adoption Coordinator
I always had a love for animals. As a young child my brother and I would bring home stray cats, raccoons, chickens, dogs and peacocks. Of course we were never able to keep them and boy did I cry but I vowed that when I became old enough I would find a way to help animals. In 2018 my daughter and I started fostering and to date we’ve fostered over 30 dogs. Between her and I we have 8 dogs, 7 of them are dogs we have fostered. Rescue is hard work but in the end it’s so rewarding.
Taylor Pitkowsky - Transport Coordinator
Hello! I have been involved with rescue since 2014 but just recently moved back to NJ and started volunteering with TFAR. They pulled animals from the shelter I worked with in NC and just had to continue working in rescue with them from up here now! I have 4 dogs of my own (featuring Charlotte above) and can't see myself doing anything else in my spare time!