Before starting her own Non-Profit connecting People, Pets, Shelters, and Communities, Lauren volunteered for animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries. She did anything needed including cleaning, caring for the animals,
running community outreach programs, fundraising events, and volunteer orientation and training. Lauren also speaks at schools, civic fairs, and radio programs about animal sheltering, humane treatment of animals, and pet care. Her first book about animal rescue was published in 2020.