Maddie Love

Founder & President

Maddie is a graduate of Texas Christian University. She owns and manages Ruff Resort & Spa, a daycare and boarding facility in Fort Worth. Maddie is a proud dog mom to her seven fur babies: Miley, Belle, Diamond, Diva, Vanilla Bean, Koda, and Titan. She is a dog lover through and through. Maddie volunteered full-time with other animal rescue agencies over the last 4 years before breaking off and starting her own organization. Her passion for rescue has been a driving force in her life and always will be.


Maddie facilitates the intake of all the dogs that come through Love & Paws and fosters a majority of them. She ensures that all of them get the very best care medically and socially. Maddie's favorite thing about rescue is taking in the nervous, timid dogs and helping them see that not all humans are bad.

Magellan Taylor-Brickey

Director of Fundraising

Magellan is a graduate of both The University of Memphis and The University of Missouri. She is married to Chase and they are the proud parents of two fur babies: Sophie and Bumblebee. Magellan is a Certified Child Life Specialist by day and rescue superwoman by night. After the rehabilitation and adoption of their first dog, she and Chase were determined to make positive changes in the lives of homeless dogs in North Texas.


Magellan brings many fundraising and event planning skills to Love & Paws, along with over 10 years of experience from her involvement through The Junior League of Fort Worth and her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi.  


Director of Enrichment

Samantha Amick

Samantha is a superstar! She is currently pursuing her degree at Tarrant County College and works for the Benbrook Water Authority. She is married to JP and they have two sons, James and Kaden, along with two fur babies, Aries and Khaleesi. When she isn't working, she loves to spend her time helping animals or being active! She has completed 33 marathons and two 5K trail runs so far. Samantha has a heart for Shepherds and one day hopes to have a house full!


Samantha and her family help the dogs at Love & Paws in a number of ways. They love to take dogs out in public to help socialize them and help us learn more about their temperaments. She always helps run our events and even fosters from time to time!