TRAINING COMMITTEE

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AL

Started with SOS: 2016
Fave SOS things: Visiting partner shelters & spay/neuter clinics
Fave Non-SOS things: Surfing, coffee, dogs, plants


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nicole, Foster MANAGER

Nicole is the Foster Manager for Save Our Scruff.  She works with the Foster Counsellors to help find temporary homes for dogs arriving in our care, helps with any difficult situation that may arise while the dogs are in foster care and also in whatever way is needed to help them be successful in finding their forever home.  

Nicole has a background in training and education, with humans, so it comes as no surprise that she places a huge focus on the importance of education when it comes to working with dogs too.  She has owned three dogs and fostered five and she will still attend every training session she can as there is so much to learn about dog behaviour and your relationship with a dog.  She has never left a session without learning something new.  At SOS, Nicole is passionate about bringing the community together for training sessions as well as chatting with fosters one-on-one when they need some extra help.  She loves when people are equally as passionate about learning and look to soak up as much info as they can on their own from other sources, as SOS sessions are just the starting point.

Being a part of Spay and Neuter Campaigns as well as visiting rescue locations in Dominican and Mexico has really given Nicole an appreciation for understanding a dog’s needs as well as the dedication and kindness of some pretty amazing humans all around the world.

If you are one of those amazing humans and are fostering a dog right now, reach out to your Foster Counsellor directly with any questions or concerns.  If you are not signed up to be a foster yet but have some fostering questions, feel free to email me.


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SARAH, APPLICATION COORDINATOR

Started with SOS: 2017
Fave SOS Things: Being able to help match our scruffs with their perfect family! Getting to hang with our scruffs at events, success stories!!!
Fave Non-SOS Things: My own pups (Charlie, and Opal - scruff alum) Traveling and rocking out to classic Disney music! 


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JANICE, TRANSPORT MANAGER/INTAKE ORGANIZER

Are you travelling and want to bring some rescue dogs back with you to give them a second chance at a better life?

Do you have a car and want to help be part of the process to give a rescue a new home? Make sure these furry kids get to their vet checkups or the supplies they need (you know the basics, like food, etc) if they run out?

That’s what I’m here for – connect you with the right people, provide the details you need, to be a flight parent volunteer or transport volunteer. I’ll make sure you have the necessary paperwork, go over any questions you have, and be there to help you through the process, whether it be at the airport with your four paw travelling companions, or filling out paperwork at customs, or getting to the foster with your precious cargo on board.


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JESS

Started with SOS: 2018
Fave SOS things: My super awesome scruff, Cheesy! Seeing first hand how the support of our community directly helps us to help dogs. Awesome SOS events like the Scuff Social and the SOS Garage Sale! All of the amazing volunteers who selflessly and endlessly help and support us!
Fave Non-SOS things: my other dog & Cheesy’s best bud and partner in crime, THOR! Road trips. Cottaging. Summer beers. Coffee. Pumpkin spice everything. Graffiti!


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JENNA, FOSTER COUNSELLOR

Started with SOS: 2018
Fave SOS Things:
The life-changing magic of welcoming a dog into your life and all the people you will meet, places you will go, and ways you will grow because of that decision.
Fave non-SOS Things: My scruff Falco, dog training, advertising/marketing, writing, sneaking in a fart joke, cherry coke zero, weird ASMR videos, carbs, waking up at 4:48 AM, working out because of the aforementioned carbs, playing Eminem songs on the piano, The Golden Girls, getting out of town (literally and figuratively), true crime, Rupaul's Drag Race, the library (free books?!), my Nespresso machine, and you—reading this right now— because you made it to the end. Let's be friends.