The Story Behind

Stella's Ride

After losing our family pet at age 15, my boys and I searched online for the adorable face that would melt our hearts and we found her near Bakersfield. We went to the shelter intending to adopt a puppy named Lemon Meringue but fell in love and adopted her littermate, Strawberry Shortcake. We were over the moon! Two days later she was admitted to the hospital with a fatal disease called parvo and the outlook was not good. The following month was heartbreaking wondering if she would survive. 

During this emotional time, I happened upon a story that had captured the hearts of a community north of Los Angeles. A shelter had connected with a high school track coach whose team took shelter dogs out on their daily runs. It was so simple, yet so impactful. And so the seed was planted.

-Jennifer Malone, Founder & President

what a difference

a year makes

When I began developing the concept for Stella’s Ride, my intention was to create materials that I could share with animal welfare experts at an animal care conference scheduled for March 22, 2020. That conference was canceled but since that time, I’ve been presented with the incredible opportunity to virtually meet and brainstorm with people who may not have had time previously. The encouragement and support I received from many along the way is why we continue on our mission to foster connections between humans who want to help rescued dogs find a home. 

FOUNDER & president

Jennifer malone

Stella’s Ride combines my years of producing interactive and engaging events that inspire generosity in hearts and minds with my passion to help rescued dogs find their forever homes. 

I’ve lived my entire life enjoying the benefits of the human-animal bond and cherish my relationship with Stella and all my fur-babies before her.  Our goal in developing Stella’s Ride is to foster connections between rescued dogs and humans looking for a furry friend making the world a brighter place one Outing at a time.

Stella’s Ride was formed as a Benefit Corporation to ensure that our impact in the community is as important as our financial health. 

WHO IS THE PUBLIC

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After losing our family pet at age 15, my boys and I searched online for the adorable face that would melt our hearts and we found her near Bakersfield. We went to the shelter intending to adopt a puppy named Lemon Meringue but fell in love and adopted her littermate, Strawberry Shortcake. We were over the moon! Two days later she was admitted to the hospital with a fatal disease called parvo and the outlook was not good. The following month was heartbreaking wondering if she would survive.

During this emotional time, I happened upon a story that had captured the hearts of a community north of Los Angeles. A shelter had connected with a high school track coach whose team took shelter dogs out on their runs. It seems like a simple idea but many rescues don’t have the financial or staff resources to consistently implement this type of program. And that started my search for a meaningful way of fostering connections within the community.