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Meet The Team

Our Save Me Family

Save Me Dog Rescue takes pride in not only their outstanding reputation, but also their amazing volunteers. Save Me is 100% volunteer driven and their volunteers dedicate countless hours to saving the lives of hundreds of dogs every year. Save Me Dog Rescue operates with a “we are family” attitude and it shows. All members, whether newly joined or seasoned veterans, work together as a team to help find dogs loving homes.

Board of Directors

President, Veterinary Care, U.S. & Quebec Intake- Roz York-Brodsky
Vice President, US Intake Coordinator & Adoptions – Alissa Jambrovic
Treasurer – Marcy White
Northern Ontario Intake Coordinator – Katie Scheid
Social Media Coordinator – Sherri McKinnon Tait
Community Outreach & Foster Liaison – Brenda Pomerleau


Secretary – Bob Benitez
Chief Finance Officer – Colleen Varanelli

Honourary Board Members

Carol & Keith Johnston – Founders
Grace Kitson
Courtney Miller

What motivates our amazing volunteers to make a difference?

Dorothea –  I want to make up for all the hurt & abuse they received, with love and kindness.”

Giving back, being the voice for those that can’t speak, they give me back so much more than I give them!”Shari

Lynda I want to save innocent wee souls and show them what love and a good life is all about!”

To see the state these dogs are trying to exist in breaks my heart. If I can save one soul at a time, I am happy. I am blessed to work with so many  knowledgeable, compassionate people it humbles me.” – Deb

CherylRescue to me means empty wallet,  dirty floors, tears, but a LOVE LIKE NO OTHER.”

I volunteer with Save Me Dog Rescue because I LOVE DOGS & I like being part of the process that helps them find their furever home.” – Shelley

CareyI like to help those that cannot help themselves. I like standing up for the “underdog”. All animals deserve our respect and protection.”

I am the bridge between what was and what can be.” – Uyen

RoseI do it because l get the satisfaction of love and also knowing they would be going to there forever home with love.”

I am unable to say no to a little face when it’s in my power to do it.”Meg

TanyaI foster because helping 1 dog at a time is a small good deed that I can do – and because it makes me happy!”

The dogs rescue me just as much as I rescue them”Dione

AngieThe feeling of helping the helpless is addictive.”

I do it because I can’t not.”Kate

Melissa “The dogs my family has been lucky enough to know over the years have given us so much unconditional love. It feels good to be able to pay that back, in some small way.”

“We foster because so many dogs need saving, and our passion is to give them a chance for love and kindness that they may never have known.”Keith & Carol

JanetRescuing dogs and giving them that second chance, when they are out of my passion… and I can’t think of any other way that I want to spend the rest of my life… They so deserve our love and efforts to save them.

I am a rescuer because I want to be a safe haven. I want to heal the broken, love the unloved and teach both dogs and people that we can make a  difference.” – Colleen

Debbie “When I open my home to a dog in need for a month or so, I offer a lifetime of opportunity for that one dog who needed me.”

“Fostering a dog in need means that I am helping not only that dog but also their future forever family’s dreams come true.”Alissa

Debra – “Fostering a dog and finding that dog a great forever home makes my heart happy. Good for both the dog and for me!! Love doggie cuddles.”

“I foster dogs to help provide them a safe space to heal their soul and give them hope for a better future.” – Jennifer

Lisa & Steve – “When our family dog passed, our home felt so empty without our furry companion. Fostering let’s us give these sad pups the love and care they deserve while filling our home with these silly, sweet souls. Joy!”