In 2010 Jeanette Portocarrero started as an independent rescuer and in 2014 founded Lost and Found Dogs USA Network. To date it is the largest Lost & Found Network of its kind in the Antelope Valley and Kern County . While bridging the community for a common heartfelt cause, today our efforts are dedicated in the resolution of the ongoing pet crisis. Her belief is that the way to resolve it is by demanding accountability through legislation and education. The Mission of Lost and Found USA Rescue is to educate the next generation about proper pet care in hopes to abolishing the unnecessary suffering of pets.  

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“ Most of my life I have been involved in the world of arts, and sports. I have enjoyed the exciting times, tasted the bitterness of defeat, as well as the sweetness of victory, these have been the components which has built my character to this day” A USA native, Jeanette Portocarrero lived most of her childhood in South America - Peru. While going through school, she developed a passion for arts, and sports. From early on she developed an independent spirit, and at the age of 14 she was making headlines in the sports section of the local newspaper. In 1975 she returned to the United States where she became a principal member of her high school volleyball team breaking the school’s all time record of 14-0; the same year she was presented the honorary award of MVP. In 1989, she moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry, and due to her fearless competitive spirit she quickly began working as a commercial actress in television, voice over’s, and print work. In 1990 she became an official member the Screen Actors Guild. Fast forward a decade, in 1999, again drawn by her love of sports, Jeanette enrolled in the Jean Jacques Machado Jiu-Jitsu Academy. She joined forces with the fast growing fighting style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A male dominated sport and out of dozens of students, she was one of the only two women given the privilege to train at the renowned academy. After consistently training, and competing for 6 years, she was awarded her black belt; at the time there were only 5 women in the United States to hold this highly recognized achievement. In 2007, she was given the blessing to teach, and later opened her very own Mixed Martial Arts Gym. Located in the Antelope Valley, she mentored, coached, and passed along the teachings of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. From at risk” youth, to high profile clients, she worked with people from all walks of life. Jeanette is highly respected by her community. In 2010, she founded the fast growing network, LAFDAV (Lost and Found Dogs of the Antelope Valley) a network designed to help families reunite with their pets. Today all her efforts are consumed with the resolution of the pet crisis of the Antelope Valley seeking community responsibility, education towards proper pet care and the abolishment of negligence and abuse.

“I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to make an impact on many lives, but I will be forever transformed, and enlightened by the lives that have had an impact on myself”