Hello, my name is Chicken

I spent many years as a breeding dog in a commercial breeding facility until Picolinis animal rescued me from deplorable conditions.

Today, I am healthy, strong, and surrounded by love. Like me, many dogs and cats in Florida need a second chance. Thank you for helping to make that possible!

Together we can give them a Second Chance

According to the latest report from the Best Friends Animal Society, the number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters reached an alarming 378,000 pets. 

Florida ranks among the top five states with the highest number of dogs and cats euthanized in shelters, representing 54% of all euthanized animals. 

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, over 6.5 million pets end up in shelters across the United States each year, awaiting a new home. More than half are abandoned or lost dogs found on the streets, 2024. 

 Thank you for helping ensure that, like me, many other animals do not leave this life without experiencing love.

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Scientific studies support the transformative power of pets in people’s lives, as they reduce stress and anxiety, help counteract depression, strengthen the immune system, and even lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Picolinis Animal Rescue

About Us

Picolini’s Animal Rescue is a foundation dedicated to promoting the well-being of animals in need through sheltering, adoption, education, health services, and community outreach in Florida

Meet Sofia Valverde

As the founder of Picolini, Sofia Valverde has dedicated her life to rescuing animals.

Fueled by her love for her own rescued dog, she remains committed to making a difference in the lives of animals in need. “I see him in every dog we rescue and every life we save.”

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Become the hero animals need! Small actions together can make a big impact. Join our efforts and save the life of an abused or abandoned animal.