In every story in Animal Planet's Amanda to the Rescue, Amanda Giese provides a second chance to animals that she says are “differently abled,” getting them rehabilitated and ready for adoption, focusing primarily on dogs that others have given up on. She strongly believes that just because an animal isn’t perfect doesn’t mean that they are not the perfect pet.
Where others see animals with no hope, Amanda sees an animal full of love who needs her help. With joy and passion, Amanda and her two kids, Jade and Beast, and her partner, Gary, care for seemingly hopeless animals in need and help them get the second chances and loving forever homes they deserve, all from their Washington State home.
Throughout the season, Amanda will launch large scale rescue missions across the country to save dozens of animals with major medical or special needs, from being euthanized. She'll journey to crowded California shelters that are overrun with displaced and injured animals from deadly wildfires. Amanda will also fly to Puerto Rico to help a dog rescue operation that needs assistance in their recovery efforts after hurricane Maria, and to Hawaii after the eruption of Kilauea to lend a helping hand by relieving the shelters of their overcrowdings and helps bring dogs in need to safety.
With her shaved head and raucous sense of humor, Amanda is out to prove that kindness is cool. And while there are ups, downs and unexpected turns on their journey, Amanda and her family remain advocates for all animals and a much-needed voice for animals in need. Amanda's goal and the mission of her foundation, Panda Paws Rescue, is to end the homelessness, abuse and neglect of all animals. She strives to focus on quality over quantity and taking in those that are major medical or special needs.