commitment. passion. community
CPC was formed in 2018 by 5 committed and passionate individuals with a variety of experience in the rescue community. Through commitment, passion and community we are determined to reduce the number of unwanted bully breeds in Central Ohio and provide our community with the resources to be responsible pet owners.
We believe in providing our dogs the best possible care. While we may not be the largest dog rescue, keeping our numbers small allows us to allocate more resources to each dog in our care. Every dog that comes into our rescue is placed in a foster home until they are adopted. We are committed to our dogs for life.
“Follow your passion; it will lead you to your purpose”—Oprah
We believe rescue requires community involvement. We feel that we must address the root cause of why we exist. We are committed to providing our community with the resources and tools to reduce the unwanted pet population of Central Ohio.
meet the pack
Melissa Sutherland Brown
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and General Business minor from The Ohio State University. She found her passion for dogs early in life and has committed herself to the rescue community through volunteerism. Melissa has been an active volunteer at Franklin County Dog Shelter since 2015. While she spends a majority of her time at the shelter walking dogs, Melissa also participates on the events team and training new shelter volunteers. Melissa has devoted herself as an advocate for the bully breeds and responsible pet ownership. You’ll also find she has a soft spot for Rottweilers and Cane Corsos. Melissa is the proud wife of Kyle, dog mom to Lola and Ron, and foster mom to countless dogs.
Matthew has had a soft spot for dogs from a very young age. Adopting his first own dog, a pittie named Maggie, changed his life. Having limited knowledge of the breed, he quickly discovered the stigma and how misunderstood bully breeds are. His wife Heather talked him into fostering in attempt to adopt a second dog...They have fostered many dogs since (finally adopting a second, Gretchen) and haven't looked back. Matthew quickly felt at home in the rescue community. He is proud of the work that he has accomplished, the dogs he has helped & the friends he's made along the way.
Alicia has a bachelors in healthcare management and also coaches gymnastics. She has always had a love for animals and has cared for many dogs and cats growing up. Alicia has always had a soft spot for bully breeds and has been fostering and volunteering in rescue since 2015. She is a single mom to 3 dogs Hope, Claire, and Jonah.
Ally has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University. She has been active in the rescue community since 2015 and has helped with fundraising, events, running applications, coordinating with fosters, and more. Her adoration for bully breeds began at the young age of 13 when her family welcomed their first bully to their pack. Allyson’s passion is fueled by the love she receives from her 3 bully mixes Zeus, Zoe, and Boss as well as her husband, Stephen.
Director of Community Outreach
Heather grew up in a home where they saved every animal that needed it. It was instilled in her head at a very early age that adopting homeless pets was the only way to go. Heather has been involved in the rescue community since 2015 and has fostered several dogs. She's the proud mom of her two pitties, Maggie and Gretchen, and her cat, Sweet Dee. Heather is very proud to be so heavily involved alongside her husband, Matt.