Our Pack


Dan + Shannon Eldridge


Dan + Shannon were the vision and founders behind our rescue. They have dedicated the past 5 years to improving the lives of big dogs in our Northwest Arkansas community. 

Kayla Mayes

Executive Director

Kayla started with Big Paws as a foster and quickly discovered her passion for animal rescue. With a background as a clinical social worker, Kayla brings a wealth of non-profit knowledge to our rescue as well as a passion for big floof balls.


Becky Hudson

Foster + Adoption Coordinator

Becky started with Big Paws as a foster, and has adopted 3 Big Paws dog of her own (bringing her pack total to 4!). She works full-time at NWACC and lends her passion and skill set to helping run our entire foster and adoption program!


Heather DuSoleil

Board Member + Home/Vet Checker

Heather started with Big Paws as a foster (sensing a theme here?) and has a huge love for dogs. She not only volunteers her time and serves on our board of directors but also conducts all of our vet checks and virtual home visits.