Ellen Ballon Dante
Deity Dogs and Goods
Deity Animal Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization based in Los Angeles. It is our passion and mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place stray, neglected and shelter dogs into loving, responsible and committed homes. We do not discriminate on age, breed or ease of placement. Rather, we choose dogs based on temperament and potential to be wonderful companions. We adhere to a comprehensive adoption process which includes finding the best possible match for each dog and performing home checks. Our mission is to educate and empower people of all ages as to how they can make a difference in the lives of animals in their communities. We target the importance of pet sterilization, animal welfare, and why it is a good idea to adopt from a shelter or rescue rather than buy from a breeder. Lindsay joined Ellen in her efforts when a major health scare made her reevaluate life and the gift of health and happiness. Dogs served a key roll in her recovery and she strives to share the healing power of dogs with others. Dogs saved her so it’s only right that she save dogs. Together Ellen and Lindsay created a jewelry line to help fund the rescue. At Deity Jewels, 50% of the proceeds are donated to the rescue to help an animal in need. We hope that people around the world will contribute to our efforts by joining our tribe wearing our jewels and saving a life Deity relies on our supporters and fosters to continue do what we do. Contact us for more information about our animals or Contact Us to find out how to get involved.
Beverly Hills, California
Ellen Ballon Dante is the founder of Deity Animal Rescue, a non-profit rescue organization based in Los Angeles. It is her passion and mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place stray, neglected and abused dogs into loving, responsible and committed homes. She does not discriminate on age, breed or ease of placement. Another one of Ellen’s pursuits is her jewelry line, Deity Jewels. It’s essentially passion with a purpose. Deity Jewels' mission is to respectfully use nature's raw materials for the creation of beautiful and empowering jewelry. A percentage of every sale goes to Ellen’s and Deity Animal Rescue’s pups in need.
Q & A
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I realized I could hustle for things that were important and precious to me. Therefore when it came to saving the lives of dogs I could make it happen.
What does success mean to you?
Success means saving as many lives as we can.
Who inspires you?
The animals inspire me their resilience, unconditional love, and the fact that they cannot save themselves.
What is your favorite quote?
Religion is a smile on a dog- Edie Brickell