Mari-Anne recently retired from a 20+ year with Toronto Animal Services. It was there that she started working with Speaking of Dogs and many other wonderful rescues.
She and her husband, Carl, have fostered dogs and done many home visits for the adoption process. They were “foster failures” when they welcomed adorable Peanut into their family.
Mari-Anne screens potential adoption applications, applications for inclusion in the yearly Ontario Rescue Directory and for the Pet Partner program. This process includes many phone calls and emails to contact various references. Lorraine and Mari-Anne have a great time setting up the booths for the Canadian Pet Expos. Recently, Mari-Anne has been overseeing and coordinating volunteers for the Pet Expo events.
She and her husband share their home with three amazing dogs, three great cats, a colony of box turtles, and several aquariums.
They are both very grateful to Speaking of Dogs Rescue and their amazing group of volunteers. They look forward to helping with continued success and many happy endings!