Jeannette and Tim have a passion for pets. When Jeannette learned about the Friends for Life Animal Shelter, she couldn’t wait for Wyatt to be a part of it.


Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston – saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition.


FFL supplies vaccines, pet food, pet  behavioral support, financial assistance and more to pet owners in need. Each winter, Friends For Life builds and distributes #ProjectWARM shelters made out of specially modified plastic tubs and lined with foam and hay for insulation. They are durable and reusable year after year, designed to keep free-roaming cats safe and warm through the winter.

The Story of Lola

Dr. Nicole Wyatt is our resident veterinarian who brought Lola into our lives.


Dr. Wyatt, Tim’s younger daughter, completed her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University in 2014. She went on to complete her cardiology residency at Colorado State University. Dr. Wyatt lives with her husband, James, their son, Jameson and Pit named Waffle (also a Texas rescue). She is a Veterinary Cardiologist in Chicago.


When Jeannette and Tim had to say goodbye to their American Eskimo, Shadow, late last year, they didn’t think they could ever have another canine in their lives again.


But then, one day in April, Dr. Wyatt texted a picture and a video of a 4lb black and white puppy — a rescue that was being kept at a veterinary clinic in New Braunfels. Before they knew it, they were on their way to NB to pick her up.


Lola joined cats, Jasper and Lily, in the Wyatt household. She was welcomed home with opened paws, and a touch of skepticism.


Recently Lola has felt a strong sense of accomplishment with a promotion to Top Dog at Wyatt Management. The well deserved acknowledgement landed her an executive chair in a corner office.

Thanks to concerned veterinarians and organizations like Friends4Life, Lola has found a loving family and continues her journey towards self-actualization.