​Meet Our Team

Terry Houlston

Roseau River Transport

Heather Clune

Adoption Counsellor


Marlene Schurko

Foster Applications


Our Generous Supporters

Michelle Hooge

Adoption Follow Ups



Tanya Bridges

Assistant Director

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Cathie Mieyette

Executive Director & Intake Coordinator

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Sandy Motkaluk

Adoption Counsellor



Sandi Desautels

Vetting Coordinator

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Hilda Giesbrecht

Foster Manager

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Lorraine Purchas​e

Bake Sale Coordinator


A Word About Spirit of Hope Rescue

John Cordoviz-Desjardins

Adoption Counsellor


Lena Lenton

Adoption Coordinator - Advertising

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Crystal Calisto

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SOHR is comprised of a team of dedicated volunteers who have a passion for dogs and work tirelessly to make a difference. 

Janelle Clemons

Adoption Coordinator - Contracts

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Marnie Cahill

Foster Applications


Dawn Betker

Fundraising Coordinator

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Shelly Courtney

Foster Applications


Megan Ducharme

Foster Applications Coordinator

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Spirit of Hope Rescue is a volunteer run, foster based, non-profit dog rescue that works with more than 30 First Nations communities in Manitoba.

SOHR was founded on January 30th, 2012 by Cathie Mieyette as a promise to herself, that if she was to survive what was then a lifesaving stem cell transplant, she would start a rescue to help First Nations communities address the overpopulation of dogs.  Cathie is a 4-time cancer survivor and the Director of Spirit of Hope Rescue.

SOHR has rescued over 3000 dogs in the last 7 years.  In 2018, 405 dogs came into rescue and 382 were adopted!  We have up to 115 dogs in foster care at any given time!  And we average almost 40 adoptions per month!

Shelly Nawroski

Adoption Event Coordinator

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Benefits of Fostering


You are saving a dog’s life! 

 


You are preparing the dog for success in order to find it a forever home.

 


If you are looking for an addition to your family, you can foster until you find the perfect fit for your home.

Amanda Dagg

Foster Applications