Help us care for our shelter animals until they find their forever homes...


Ruth Rasmussen

Cat Facility Manager

Sammie's Friends Staff Members

Dina Jacopi


Website Master

Debbie Freele

Dog Operations Manager

Animal Care Giver

Adoption Specialist

Beverley Mercier Ward

Dog Behaviorist/Trainer

Lisa Beard

Dog Kennels Manager

Ash Rhodes

Operations Manager

Adoption Specialist

Phil Yonge

Customer Service Coordinator

Kennel Attendant

Dog Walker Scheduler

Evan Walsh

Dog Kennel Manager

Animal Care Giver

Maintence Manager

Liz Taylor

Financial Director

Mitch Ward

Safety Officer

Brigette Falwell

Kennel Attendant

Animal Care Giver

Leah Taylor

Accounting Specialist

Rory Painter

Cat Facility Manager

Cat Care Giver

Lorie Hennessy

Shelter Director

Sammie’s Friends Vision

A safe and caring place for neglected, abandoned, and abused animals to be cared for and rehabilitated, when necessary, and adopted as quickly as possible into loving homes.

Sammie’s Friends Organizational Values

~ Commitment for doing the best things for the animals

~ Sound fiscal policy

~ Commitment to excellence in everything we do

~ Respect for all -animals, volunteers staff and the public

~ A high value placed on safety for the animals,

     volunteers, staff and the public

~ Open and honest communication, focused on mutual

     problem solving and follow-up

~ An open collaborative management style

~ Strong commitment to teamwork

Rachel Leigh

Kennel Attendant

Zulema Cervantes

Kennel Attendant

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