Charmagne Vincent

Foster Applications

Kristen Kostynuik

Adoption Counsellor

Heather Clune

Adoption Counsellor

Lorraine Purchas​e

Bake Sale Coordinator

A Word About Spirit of Hope Rescue

Crystal Calisto

Foster Applications

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

Megan Ducharme

Foster Applications 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.

​Meet Our Team

Terry Houlston

Roseau River Transport

Cathie Mieyette

Executive Director & Intake Coordinator

Sandy Motkaluk

Adoption Counsellor

Lena Lenton

Adoption Coordinator - Advertising

Marnie Cahill

Foster Applications

Dawn Betker

Fundraising Coordinator

​(204) 612-8817​

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 2500 dogs in the last 6 years.  In 2016, 544 dogs came into rescue and 498 were adopted!  We have up to 115 dogs in foster care at any given time!  And we average over 40 adoptions per month!

Amanda Giesbrecht

Fundraising Event Coordinator

Amanda Dagg

Foster Applications

Jacquie Little

Adoption Follow Ups

Tanya Bridges

Assistant Director

(204) 770-2515

Sandi Desautels

Vetting Coordinator

(204) 470-1819

John Cordoviz-Desjardins

Adoption Counsellor

Janelle Clemons

Adoption Coordinator - Adoptables


​(204) 805-4362

Shelly Courtney

Foster Applications

Tess Klachefsky

Adoption Counsellor

Our Generous Supporters

Hilda Giesbrecht

Foster Manager


​(204) 293-9044