OUR DEDICATED STAFF MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS
CAROLINE – FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Caroline founded Homes for Paws Dog Rescue in 2015 after moving to BC to further her studies. She has always had a passion for animals and a love for making a difference, after volunteering for a dog rescue for 4 years she decided it was time to open her own!
Caroline’s mission is to help make the world a better place for dogs, her dedication/leadership have helped save hundreds of lives and find them forever homes. She is involved in all aspects of the rescue and has adored every moment of it. In the past she has worked as a vet assistant, is a certified dog trainer, Pet CPR certified, Fear-free Shelters Graduate and proud member of Pet Professional Guild (PPG-the Association for Force-free Pet Professionals). She is devoted to staying up to date on the latest in science-based dog training. Caroline recently opened a dog training/boarding/daycamp facility called The Canine Clubhouse. She lives with her Sheltie Eddy and two rescued Chihuahuas from California, Dexter & Gigi.
MARIANNE – ADOPTION/FOSTER REFERENCE VERIFICATION
Marianne joined our volunteer team in 2017. Her role is to verify references of our potential fosters and adopters. She has many years experience with various rescue groups in Ottawa, as well as having been a vet assistant. An animal lover since childhood led her becoming a vegetarian. She’s had horses, dogs, cats & bunnies throughout her life.
PAIGE – ADOPTION COORDINATOR
Paige is a student with a passion for animals. Her role is completing adoptions and home checks as well as fundraising. She has been fostering for dog rescues for as long as she can remember and is a coordinator with Critter Cabs Animal Transport. She lives with her Boston Terrier, Chloe.
MANDY – SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Mandy has been fostering for us since 2018. She is currently studying biology at Carleton University and her passion for helping animals has inspired her to go to veterinary school in the near future. She currently works as a veterinary assistant and spends her days with her rabbits and 4 dogs!
AMANDA – Dn-DTC – DOG TRAINER
Amanda joined the Homes For Paws Rescue team a few years ago. Her role is to work together with the amazing fosters to help the dogs adjust their new furever homes and families using positive, science based methods; as well as follow the dogs after adoption to offer training support and advice to their new families to ensure they are started off on a positive journey.
Amanda has been a professional trainer for several years, but animals have always played a huge part in her life. She started her professional career as a doggie daycare attendant at the Ottawa Canine
School, moving on to managing the daycare, along with assisting with classes at the school evenings and weekends. She decided to take it further and become professionally certified as a dog trainer.
She now has an apprentice, journeyman, and master level dog trainer certification. Along with these certifications, she also has a certificate in pet first aid, animal psychology, dog behaviour and training, dog socialization and obedience. Amanda is currently splitting her time between training at Homes for Paws Dog Rescue, The Canine Clubhouse, and private clients.
ASHLEY – FOSTER COORDINATOR
Foster Coordinator Ashley – A passionate lover of dogs and animals of all kinds. Ashley studied nursing and though she has the caring heart of a nurse, her passion is animals.
She joined the Homes for Paws team in 2018 after adopting her poodle mix “Frankie” from us and has since been a devoted member of the team. Saving animals, nursing them back to health and helping find them their forever family is something she loves. She believes that ALL animals deserve a fair chance at a loving home and a happy ever after and she will do everything possible to make that happen for the dogs in our care.
SAHRA – EVENTS PLANNING & FUND RAISING
Sahra joined our volunteer team in 2021. She has tons of experience coordinating events with the Federal Government. Her role is to plan events, raise funds while liaising with contacts supportive of our cause. She has had several pets all throughout her life, but now lives with the love of her life – her Boston Terrier, Skye.”