ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation was created when 4 friends banded together with a singular passion - to do what we can to eradicate animal suffering in our neighborhoods.

Each of us has a lifetime dedication to animal welfare and rescue.  


Vicki Schulz, DVM

Vicki graduated from the Veterinary College at the University of Minnesota in 1988, and was known by her professors and classmates as “the one who rescues animals.” She started on her own, as the situation called for, rescue of strays and barn kittens.  This passion has grown over the last 31 years into a steady stream of dogs, cats, birds and rodents taken in by Vicki and placed in forever homes.  

Many of the animals have had medical needs that she has paid for and/or rendered services for prior to placement.  Because of her profession, her focus has always been the physical and mental rehabilitation of these animals and the education of the new caregivers.  She has spoken at schools and bird clubs on the importance of proper care of their companion animals.  Most recently, Vicki has focused on the rescue of mistreated and homeless dogs and cats on the Native American Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin.  Vicki participates in large scale spay and neuter clinics and door-to-door vaccination clinics in conjunction with the rescue group Keshena Animal Help and Rescue.  In addition to forming relationships with the local residents, she delivers needed medical supplies, food and provides health education and information to those in need in these areas.


Tara Post, CVT, CPDT-KA

Tara is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Dog Trainer.  In her current position at her clinic, she is the go-to resource for training andbehavior knowledge for the doctors, staff and clients.  Tara teaches obedience classes with one of the Twin Cities most respected training professionals.  Additionally, Tara volunteers at local humane societies and, over the years, has fostered and placed many animals.  Her passion is to rehabilitate unwanted or unhealthy dogs so they are suitable for adoption.  She uses only positive reinforcement techniques to achieve her training goals.  Since most dogs she deals with are either physically or mentally neglected, positive techniques help her build a relationship with the dog.  This newly formed foundation for communication helps a dog become more confident and predictable therefore a better companion for its adoptive parents.


Carolyn Allen, RN, CTC

Carolyn holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and has over 25 years experience in healthcare.  She has worked as a registered nurse for large teaching institutions in the District of Columbia, and currently in Minneapolis.  She also graduated from The Academy for Dog Trainers and has her Certificate in Training and Counseling. 

Carolyn’s animal-welfare interests date back to childhood when she rescued her first dog, a boxer named Penelope, from a neglectful neighbor (she was in sixth grade).  Her interest is changing human behavior towards the care of their pets, and helping them live in harmony together.


Alisa Laramy, CTC

Alisa holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and has over 10 years of experience in providing strategic marketing leadership for major corporations in the US.  Recently she left corporate work to pursue her passion in animal welfare.  She also graduated from The Academy for Dog Trainers and received her Certificate in Training and Counseling.

Over the last 12 years, her interest in animals with behavioral challenges due to neglect was reinforced by her personal experience with rehabilitating her own rescue dogs.  In addition to acting as director of ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation, Alisa is a customer care coordinator for a local veterinary clinic.