​Meet Our Team

Terry Houlston

Roseau River Transport

Charmagne Vincent

Foster Applications

Jessica Delorme

Foster Applications

Heather Clune

Adoption Counsellor

Our Generous Supporters

Janelle Clemons

Adoption Coordinator - Applications

(204) 805-4362 


Tanya Bridges

Assistant Director


Cathie Mieyette

Director & Intake Coordinator


Sandy Motkaluk

Adoption Counsellor

Hilda Giesbrecht

Foster Manager

(204) 293-9044


Lorraine Purchas​e

Bake Sale Coordinator

A Word About Spirit of Hope Rescue

Meagan Ducharme

Foster Applications

John Cordoviz-Desjardins

Adoption Counsellor

Lena Lenton

Adoption Coordinator - Advertising


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

Cheryl Suggitt

Vetting Coordinator

​(204) 294-7848

Dawn Betker

Fundraising Coordinator

​(204) 612-8817​sohrfundraising@outlook.com

Bonnie Lahosky

Vetting Assistant

Kristen Charriere

Foster Intake & Placement


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 2000 dogs in the last 5 years.  In 2016, 544 dogs came into rescue and 498 were adopted!  We have up to 90 dogs in foster care at any given time!  And we average almost 50 adoptions per month!

Tess Klachefsky

Adoption Counsellor

Amanda Giesbrecht

Fundraising Event Coordinator

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.

Carolyne Buck

Foster Applications