MEET THE TEAM
Jen founded 3 Dogs Rescue in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. Since then, she has spent more nights in our rescue office than in her own house. Most notably, Jen decided that more work needs to be done in Mississippi. She regularly drives south to volunteer, bring supplies, and work with animals first hand. Now she encourages her team to come with her and experience the rescue process from start to finish. Jen makes tough decisions when no one else can, then let’s the team lean on her when rescue just seems too bleak. But then, it’s your birthday, and there’s a parade and a mariachi band and a 5 foot cake at your front door and you realize somehow Jen is behind that too. If there was ever a human to put literally everyone and every animal on earth before herself, it’s Jen. If you adopted a dog or cat from our rescue, she is behind it.
Olivia is the youngest member of the 3 Dogs team, with many years of experience working rescue. She has been involved in rescue since a very young age, originally as a foster. As one of the founders of 3DR, Olivia lives and breathes rescue, and still makes time to be a student, an excellent dog mom, work at a horse barn, and, show Western pleasure/All around with her horse Dolly. She has 5 rescue dogs(two of which are hers).
Favorite part of rescue "Seeing the long-timers and adults come up from the south, and watching first hand the scared dogs come out of their shells".
Angie fostered the first-ever 3 Dogs pup and has been with the rescue since it took off back in 2014. After fostering with the rescue for a year, she then took on coordinating adoptions and is now our designated foster and volunteer coordinator. Angie has been with the rescue every step of the way, and has a special place in her heart for Senior dogs and overlooked adults. Presently, she is in charge of running all our incoming foster applications, volunteer inquiries, and will take on the occasional dog adoption. Interested in fostering? Have questions? Email Angie, she knows it all.
Favorite part of rescue: " Seeing the dogs arrive here in Maine off the transport van from Mississippi is my favorite part of rescue. Having them arrive means their previous life is in the past, they are now in our care and we will find them a forever home. Their exit from the transport van here in Maine is a new beginning.<3"
Sydney joined the 3 Dogs team soon after adopting her first 3DR pup 3 years ago. Starting as a foster, now a coordinator, she is one of our Massachusetts volunteers. Since becoming involved with rescue, she has "foster failed" twice with dogs that she met while in MS. Sydney is a teacher, coach, and has 5 rescues of her own (her 3 3DR pups, and two cats).
Favorite part of rescue; " Mississippi. The rescuers who put in the face time and hands-on work down south are true heroes. These visits, both fulfilling and heartbreaking, have changed my perspective and taught me so much about humanity(both good and bad). Meeting and falling in love with dogs down south allows us to be their best advocates when they come north".
Tough exterior, happiest when she is holding a dog. Michelle is brutally honest and will put you in your place real quick with a 2 pound puppy in her arms. She is our team muscle. Michelle is living our collective dream as the coordinator with the most personal dogs. We recently had an early morning spreadsheet disaster and Michelle was all. "Chill, I have a backup."... and sometimes we have to ask her how to properly spell things. She really keeps us in line.
Mary is the head of our kitten department, but still loves dogs just as much. She started off fostering with 3 Dogs 3 1/2 years ago and soon after became sucked in to rescue and coordinating. Mary also takes on the task of communicating with families who are working through behaviors with their rescue and providing feedback. She is a hop, skip, and a jump over the border in New Hampshire where she also owns and operates a screenprinting shop (Check out our awesome gear that she creates for us).
Favorite part of rescue: "Anytime I get to foster a litter of kittens, and seeing empty kennels of long time shelters pups who have found their forever homes".
Desi has been fostering for 3 Dogs (and to this day is one of the best) for over 4 1/2 years. The amazing thing about Desi is that there is no dog, regardless of its age, medical needs, or circumstance that she won't take on with open arms. She has now been coordinating with us for a few years and attends just about every transport to volunteer.
Her favorite part of rescue- "Loves to foster, meet as many pups as possible at transports, and going to MS to work with our rescue partners".
Our paperwork guru and office queen. Kim holds both of these titles due to her strict adherence to all rules. Kim reviews all vetting and ensures that we are up to code on all of that boring back end stuff. Legend has it that Kim is so responsible and organized that she is Oprah's number one emergency contact.
Kristen, a lifelong animal lover, stumbled into fostering with us back in 2018, and never looked back. After fostering and volunteering regularly she eventually became an adoption coordinator. She too, has "foster failed", and continues her amazing work alongside her husband, 2 dogs, and recently became a new mom!
Favorite part of rescue " Any of the hands-on work with pups such as going down to Mississippi as well as transports".
Kristy, one of the first volunteers with 3 Dogs Rescue, has been with us since 2015, She started off initially as a foster. In fact, Kristy fostered our very first litter of puppies, 10 in all. She has been a coordinator for years and has trained many of our team members in this role. A Maine resident, you'll most likely meet Kristy at one of our adoption events! She too has a home of rescues, three foster fails later.
Favorite part of rescue; "You can't change a dog's past, but you can rewrite the future".
Kathy our "team mom" and puppy snuggler has been with the team for a few years now as an adoption coordinator. She fell into the role quickly after becoming a volunteer and foster. Now a New Yorker, distance doesn't stop her from staying connected to the rescue and sends many dogs home each year throughout New England. Kathy has a 3 dogs pup of her own, and recently adopted a rescue in her new state!
Favorite part of rescue:
Sometimes we're in a pinch and we're like, "Crisis mode. A dog needs to be moved immediately. Any suggestions?" and 2 minutes later Amanda sends a selfie of the dog sleeping at her feet. Then we're all "What the? How the?" and Amanda cracks a beer and signs off messenger. She is the girl you want in a sticky situation because she get's stuff done. When Amanda isn't being a rescue superhero, she spends her days being a legitimate chemist. Honestly, all of our cool points are because she hangs out with us.
Rose is either the most stealthy woman alive, or possibly a network of tiny ninjas dressed in 3 Dogs clothing. Either way, we are so lucky to have her (or the ninjas). It’s like, we will be thinking that something needs to get done but realize Rose already did it 4 years ago. Rose adopted the first dog we ever brought up from Mississippi, so she’s kiiiiind of a celebrity to us. We recently asked her to join our team and she is totally whipping us into shape.
Stacy is one of our newest adoption coordinators, but she is no stranger to the 3 Dogs team. She has been fostering since the fall of 2017 after seeing the world of rescue, and the mass amount of dogs that are euthanized in areas of the USA annually. Volunteering to help save animals' lives has become one of her greatest passions ever since. When she's not working her full-time job in healthcare, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs on the water and camping.
Favorite part of rescue: "The wonderful, amazing feeling of saving a life and connecting the pups with their forever home. Also, watching how happy the adopters are with their new dog, and following the families and dogs along the way in their new home. Knowing that without rescue and our help, these pups might not have had a good life or one at all".
Missy, our other Massachusetts team member, fostered for 3 Dogs for several years before we finally convinced her to become a coordinator. We have lost count on how many dogs she's taken in for us, whenever a foster need is not met, she will take two. Somehow, she finds the time to work as a full-time nurse practitioner, be a mom, and send dog after dog to its forever family. Not to mention, she has 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 rabbit, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 mice she cares for.
Favorite part of rescue: Fostering!