Kristina Helfer is a pet-friendly real estate agent in New Jersey who began volunteering in animal welfare right out of college. After adopting her first rescue dog, Piper (pictured above), Kristina wanted to do more for homeless animals. She has done work in municipal shelters, as well as with WISE, and considers it to be the greatest joy in her life.

Kristina’s favorite part of rescue is, of course, the dogs, which is why she holds the position of Adoption/Foster Coordinator. She enjoys learning about the dogs and understanding their needs, and then finding them the best home possible. Each adoption is extremely special to Kristina and she is proud of the hundreds of adoptions she has helped make happen. As a former advertisement writer, Kristina also took on the role as WISE’s Social Media Coordinator.

After fostering dozens of dogs and adopting 2, Kristina’s goal is to encourage others to do the same by building up WISE’s foster program so more dogs can be saved. Without fosters, WISE couldn’t save a single dog. Kristina feels very honored to be the Adoption/Foster Coordinator and is looking forward to many more years of saving lives!