The Pack

Board Of Directors

Kirk Geiger | Founder & President

Kirk Geiger | President

Kirk rescued his first first dog at the age of ten and is a lifelong animal lover and advocate.

Since 2009 he and his wife Noelle have rescued hundreds of dogs from the streets, working with other local rescue organizations to find them all loving homes. The Pet Rescue Center in Coachella CA was usually the first stop to scan for a microchip. This is how he became friends with his rescue mentor Christine Madruga the founder of The Pet Rescue Center. Kirk would run the Center from time to time while learning from her 20 years of saving 10,000 dogs.

When Christine retired in 2018, Kirk vowed to continue the work of saving animals in need and founded The Animal Rescue Center of California in September of 2020.

Christine Madruga | Secretary

Christine Madruga | Secretary


Christine Madruga grew up with cats and dogs and understood the magical bond they share with humans. Dogs comfort us when we are sick, they serve as eyes to the blind, and they bring joy to depressed and troubled souls.  They live joyfully in the moment, they have much to teach us, and greatly enhance our lives. 

Christine Madruga’s career as a Vet Assistant began officially in 1976 and after raising her family and witnessing decades of animals in need, she was compelled to create her own rescue and founded The Pet Rescue Center in 1998. 

For twenty years she tirelessly saved  10,669  dogs and cats, and found them loving adopting families. In December 2018 Christine hung up her leash and retired her hands on responsibilities in rescue, and continues to advocate for all animals in need.

Dan Graff | Treasurer

Dan Graff | Treasurer

Dan graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. For over 30 years he has worked in the accounting profession, primarily in construction accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997.

Over the years, Dan, and his wife Laura, have rescued several dogs and cats, many who became their own pets.

"The joy of the unconditional love provided by a being is awe inspiring and I hope to give back some of the joy I have received to the pets that are in need of a safe space."


  • Kirk Geiger Founder of The Animal Rescue Of CaliforniaKirk Geiger | Founder & President

  • Noelle Geiger Founder The Animal Rescue Center Of CaliforniaNoelle Geiger | Founder & Director of Communications

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