Archangel Animal Network is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to saving Texas shelter dogs by transporting them to Northern no-kill rescues, where they are quickly adopted into loving homes. Simply by geographically relocating these ‘unwanted’ animals, they get a second chance at a life they deserve. Since 2019, Archangel Animal Network has transported 2,000+ dogs (and some cats, too!)
Archangel Animal Network, President & Founder
From a young age Delia McLinden has been a lover and advocate for animals of all kinds. At the age of 12 after months of saving her money for a coveted big trampoline for the backyard, she instead decided to donate the money to a local no-kill animal rescue.
Delia McLinden is the Vice President of Sales & Business Development of McKinney-based bath and body company FarmHouse Fresh®, and been delighting in helping to bring the company’s scrumptious farm-to-treatment products to 5 star resorts and spas all over the world.
As the company’s head of sales, she works closely to help with new product development and initiatives, lead and mentor the company’s sales team and represent FarmHouse Fresh® at trade shows worldwide.
Previously, Delia was part of the Target Corporate Communications team (Minneapolis, MN) and worked on national Public Relations accounts such as Coca-Cola and Betty Crocker at Weber Shandwick Public Relations (Minneapolis, MN). Other interesting career experience includes serving as Adoption Program Director for PAWS (Pets are Worth Saving) Chicago, one of the country’s largest no-kill rescues, and Promotions Manager at Burt’s Bees (Durham, NC). While living in Chicago shortly after graduating from Texas Christian University (TCU), one of Delia’s first business ventures was starting a downtown dog walking business, CITY DOG, later selling the business after trudging through the snow for 6 months a year lost its luster.
Delia’s main pastime and passion is dog rescue. After being active in dog rescue activities, fostering and volunteering for 15+ years, Delia founded the 501c3 non-profit organization Archangel Animal Network in 2019 because she feels strongly that rescue transport is a way to make an impactful difference in reducing the number of animals euthanized in shelters. Her goal for Archangel Animal Network is to find a corporate partner(s) that will sponsor a rescue transport every month, in addition to the current transports, and secure grant funding. More funds = more transports = more lives saved!
Delia McLinden graduated from Texas Christian University in 1998 and currently resides in Frisco, Texas with her husband Scott, son Sawyer and their rescue dogs.