We wouldn't have our dog now if it weren't for my daughter. Truth is, we weren't looking for one - I didn't even really want one, but I'm glad Elaine didn't pay any attention to any of that. Oliver (aka "Poot") is just one of the best things that could've happened. I have to hand it to her - Elaine is pretty dang smart and intuitive. (Of course, I taught her everything she knows.)
Tom Hendrix, Elaine's daddy
Elaine Hendrix is the poster child for "true blue". She has a real love of nature and a personality that - at the core - cares deeply about doing the right thing. She has knowledge, common sense, and drive - which in practicality equals effectiveness. I've known her for over a decade and this woman impresses me. She gets the job done with passion and humility. If she doesn't know how to do something, she rolls her sleeves up and figures it out. AND has a great sense of humor! The animal rights world is very lucky to have her and I am happy to know her.
Kristin Bauer-Van Straten, actress, "True Blood"
I have been in animal rescue for as long as I can remember, and I have rarely seen someone as committed, compassionate, and resourceful as Elaine Hendrix. She has made a tremendous positive impact by giving countless animals a second chance through dedicated rescue efforts, as well as forming successful collaborations in order to place the animals in caring homes. Elaine has truly made a difference and is an instrumental member of Stray Rescue's Board of Directors.
Randy Grim, Founder, Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Elaine’s work with animals has been nothing short of tireless and amazing, and as an animal lover myself, it is a great honor to know her. She also coined the phrase “Root Beer Eyes” to describe the remarkable clear brown color of her lovely rescue dog’s eyes and every time I see a dog with those brown eyes – which is often, as my dogs have them – I remember how much I love that phrase. Dog’s eyes are very refreshing, much like a soda pop on a hot summer day. There is something incredibly beautiful about a person who loves animals, and Elaine is already a fantastically lovely woman, and so her insides match her outsides - so to speak! I am proud to be on the earth with a woman warrior like Elaine Hendrix, so committed to making life better for all creatures. We all thank her. Paws up in salute! Thanks Elaine!!
Margaret Cho, comedian
The process of adopting our puppy, Newman from Elaine Hendrix was a pleasure from beginning to end. Elaine’s passion for animals along with her vast knowledge and experience pairing pets with qualified owners, made us feel comfortable and confident with our choices as she helped us transition a new fuzzy family member into our home. Elaine eagerly answered every question with a smile and never pressured us in any way. We learned that Elaine does not make a profit on adoptions and it quickly became evident that her top priority was to ensure that the puppy and our family were a perfect fit. If you are considering the adoption of a new dog, do yourself a favor and contact Elaine!
The Targum Family, happily matched clients
Animals need a voice and I can't think of a better one than Elaine Hendrix. It has been my privilege to team up with her and create The Pet Care Minute. Her knowledge of pet care and her passion for animals is undeniable, and she has the ability to reach any audience with her wit, charisma, and sincerity. I genuinely believe people will be entertained and truly astonished by what they can learn from The Pet Care Minute. The show is positive, fun, and meaningful. It's my honor to work with Elaine and help animals one minute at a time.
Wade Denes, Benztown Executive Producer of "The Pet Care Minutes"
Elaine and I have known each other since we were both puppies. Now we're big dogs and are still good friends. When I wanted to get a second dog (the four-legged kind), the first person I thought of was Elaine. I knew she was into the whole 'animal advocacy' thing so I asked her if she could help me out. She found me, Molly - and Molly is AWESOME. Elaine understood what I wanted, but - even more important - she somehow knew what I needed. Thanks, Elaine!
David Faustino, actor/rap artist
Elaine Hendrix has been an angel for animals for a long time. She has saved so many and continues to save more every day. Her heart is as big as big can be, and her tireless devotion is needed and appreciated. If we only had more Elaines in the world there wouldn't be cruelty, hunger or abuse of any kind.
Bill Crowe , Director The Pet Foundation, PETS 90210
I met Elaine when we did "The Parent Trap" together and we've been BFF's ever since. She always said when I was ready for a pet she'd find me the one that would be perfect for me. So, when I was ready for a dog, I told her what I thought I wanted - and she told me what SHE thought I NEEDED… guess what I got? Gotta, say, somehow she knew. Now I have two rescue puppies-turned-dogs: Steve the Wonder Slut and Buster the Thunder Muppet. (The "boys" as we call them are now referred to by Nana as her new 'grandsons'...and she hates everyone.) I also have joint custody of two kittens-turned-cats with my ex and daughter. We're all one great big slobbery, hairy family, and I'm loving every minute of it. To watch Elaine work with animals is something else. There's nothing she's afraid of and if I ever need any help or have any questions - she's who I go to first. If she doesn't have the answer, she knows someone who does. I'm so thankful Elaine's my friend.
Lisa Ann Walter, actress/author/producer
Elaine Hendrix may be most well known for her movie and TV roles but she is also well-known in the animal rescue community for her tireless endeavors to educate the public about animal welfare, rescuing animals out of dire situations, and to also aid in helping some of these neglected animals being rehabilitated and then into loving, caring homes. Knowing that Elaine had experience in staging protests of stores that sold puppies from mills in California we contacted her asking for assistance when Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee (SBRET) wanted to protest a local pet store. She was instrumental in helping SBRET obtain necessary city permission and offered guidance to us in the most effective way to protest the store. She was also directly responsible for getting 10 of the dogs out of a large-scale Tennessee mill bust she participated in with Animal Rescue Corps to SBRET for veterinary care and re-homing. She some how always seems to find time with her busy work schedule to provide hand's on assistance with animals in need throughout the country and in particular in her home state of Tennessee. Elaine is truly a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and we are always impressed with what she is able to accomplish.
Karen Marquand, Director, Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee
I have known Elaine Hendrix for years, and have worked with Elaine, as an actress. More so, it gives me much pride to stand side by side with her as an animal advocate. I marvel at the strides she makes, and care she takes in placing abused, abandoned, neglected and forgotten animals into loving forever homes and with caring fosters. This woman stops at nothing to champion adoption and placement, in ways I can only applaud and support. I am inspired by the tireless work she puts in - and the glorious accomplishments achieved - when dogs and cats who deserve the utmost care and protection, are placed in forever homes. I include her own LOVING companions, who she rescued off the streets of Los Angeles. Yes, certain people in Hollywood - like Elaine Hendrix - do indeed put their money where their mouth is, and walk the walk, everyday...
Debra Wilson, actress/Host of Paws Pet Talk Podcast
Elaine seems to have an innate knack for gauging the temperament of an animal and then finding a complementary human for said animal. In the case of my two cats, I think she knew I’d fallen in love with them even before I did. But, at this stage of my life, I wasn’t planning on adopting a pet (let alone two!), so Elaine brought up the idea of fostering for a while until she could place them (she’d already found the third kitten a home). Cut to:
I have 2,031 photos of my cats on my phone. 2,031! I’ve had them for about a year now, which means I take 5-6 photos of my cats every day. I am so grateful to Elaine not only for bringing these two lovely felines into my life, but also for walking me through the first few weeks of guardian-hood. She coached me through acclimating them into my home, told me about her favorite brands (not all cat food is created equally!), and even referred me to a fantastic vet.
Anyway, my life has changed monumentally for the better since I got my girls, and I owe it all to Elaine’s deceptive trickery. If you look up “failed foster” in the dictionary, there’s a picture of me next to the definition. Two thumbs and eight paws up for Elaine!
Chelsea Myers, Failed Foster, Successful Pet Parent