People & Their Pets V

Lizette Martino Diaz

Lizette with Ozzy, Bella and Obi Wan

Lizette has two beautiful children and currently the President of the Angel Alexander Diaz Foundation, which benefits children with heart disease. She is also involved in charity work through BBBS, Cancer Link, Humane Society, the Zoological Society and Paws 4 You Rescue.

What are your dog’s names and how did they come into your life? The names of my Yorkies are Ozzy, Bella and Obi Wan. They are a complete family. Ozzy came into our lives seven years ago and Bella entered when my daughter Katrina, left for college. Obi Wan was born out of Ozzy and Bella’s love. I also have a chocolate Labrador. Her name is Coco and she is a bright light in our lives.

If you could ask your dogs a single question what would your question be and what do you imagine the response to be? Do you love your home? They would say, “We love our home, especially our beds with the fluffy pillows and our amazing toy collection. But most of all that we all are the stars in our house that brighten up our parents lives.”

Who would play your dog’s in the movie of their life and why? Toto from the movie the Wizard of Oz – because there is no place like home!

Lizette with Coco

The premise of “Always Adopt, Never Buy” means what to you? I feel that we should protect animals…We should always protect them with a loving home!

Photos courtesy of John Bouma Photography

About Paws 4 You Rescue

Paws 4 You Rescue is a Miami-based non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization. Its top priority is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Rescued animals vary from being sick, injured, homeless and surrendered to simply lost. All animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped to prevent future loss. Some require major surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care – ranging from respiratory illnesses and skin infections to cherry eyes and heartworm treatments.

Paws 4 You offers programs for adoption, fostering and senior citizens. Paws 4 You supports its mission by hosting numerous fundraising events throughout the year and through community donations.

Please visit for current information and additional details.

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