ASDR Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide foster care for small dogs in need while working to place them with permanent adoptive families. We will find families who have the personal commitment and compassion to give these dogs a safe, loving home for the rest of their lives. We promote the humane treatment and well being of these animals, and will educate the public whenever possible on the importance of spaying and neutering.
Meet the Board Members
My name is Julie, and I’ve been deeply involved with animal rescue all my adult life. While living in Victoria, BC, I fostered for and actively volunteered with no less than eight different animal rescue organizations, many of whom I have stayed in touch with since moving to Nova Scotia. I also assisted on occasion with dog obedience and agility classes, and was employed by the Victoria SPCA.
Since moving to Nova Scotia, I have been very active with the CAPS, acting as a quarantine space and foster home for dogs and cats. I also assist with fundraising efforts for this group and sit on the Vision Committee.
My family includes my equally animal-obsessed husband, two miniscule rescue dogs and one extra-large rescue mutt, zero to two foster dogs on any given day, three foster cats, two older inherited cats and a sickly orphan kitten who rules my heart. Lots of animals means lots of work, but I cannot imagine a more rewarding lifestyle.
Hi, I’m Danielle. I have been an animal lover from birth, and was always the girl who brought the local stray dogs and cats home. I did not start formally working for animal rescue until 2008 when I joined CCRT, and shortly after I joined TPDR. I have also done some volunteer work with the SPCA. I share my home with one dog, a long haired Chihuahua named Mason, but hope to add to my pack in the future.
My name is Sandra and I have been very fortunate to be with ASDR since its inception. I as well am owned by many animals. My husband, daughter and I have 3 Golden Retriever’s, 2 Long Coat Chihuahua’s and one MinPin/Chi mix and 3 cats, and yes, sometimes there is a foster dog or puppy trolling about as well.
Our family has fostered many dogs and tons and tons of puppies. It is a wonderful feeling to bring a dog or puppy into our home and help find him/her that special forever home they were waiting for. I also had the chance to foster ASDR’s first Great Dane puppy and at 99.4lbs – he was not a small dog!
Being with ASDR since we began and having watched us grow into a recognizable rescue organization, makes me very proud to be a part of this team. Along with fostering, I am also the Application/Database Coordinator and am the Foster Rep for Fall River, Sackville and Windsor Junction area. Everyone one of us does what we can to make sure that each and every dog/puppy finds its way to a better, healthier life. It’s that’s good feeling that everyone strives for, and I am fortunate enough to feel it every day.
ASDR has many wonderful volunteers, who without them, our rescue would not be possible. We are ever so grateful to all of them!
My name is Anne and I currently share my home with my hubby and two Chinese Crested Hairless dogs named Ruby and Pipp. I usually have one foster aboard “this ship” as well. My life has always been shared with various furred, feathered and finned friends.
When our two sons flew from our nest to build their own, I felt I had the time to dedicate to animals in need. I started carefully researching rescues. I stumbled upon Atlantic Small Dog Rescue and quite frankly it was life changing. I remember well the day my application as an ASDR volunteer was accepted!! I began by transporting, and then moved to fostering and currently I am the Foster Home Coordinator as well the Foster Home Representative for Truro and West.
My passion for animals, especially those hurting, has been present since I was a young child. I was always dragging home various animals trying to give quality of life, even if it was only for a short time. Although committed to all animals in need, I admit to having a soft spot for those with medical challenges.
My volunteer work with ASDR is recognition of those early childhood years and that passion that still exists to this day. I consider it an honor to do the work that we do and to volunteer along side such a vast network of caring like minded individuals.