Sandy Motkaluk

Adoption Counsellor

Sandi Desautels

Vetting Coordinator

Hilda Giesbrecht

Assistant Director - Fostering


Lorraine Purchas​e

Bake Sale Coordinator

A Word About Spirit of Hope Rescue

Lisa Brooks

Adoption Counsellor

Lena Lenton

Adoption Coordinator - Advertising

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. 

Janelle Clemons

Adoption Coordinator - Contracts


Jessica Kubas


Marnie Cahill

Foster Applications

Dawn Betker

Assistant Director - Fundraising

Megan Ducharme

Foster Applications Coordinator

Spirit of Hope Rescue is a volunteer run, foster based, non-profit dog rescue that works with more than 38 Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 3500 dogs in the last 8 years.  We have up to 115 dogs in foster care at any given time!  And we average up to 60 adoptions per month!

Shelly Nawroski

Adoption 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.

Marlene Schurko

Foster Applications

Our Generous Supporters

Cathie Mieyette

Executive Director & Intake Coordinator

Lindsay Evans

Adoption Counsellor

​Meet Our Team

Cielo Beltran

Foster Applications

Cheryl Suggitt

Adoption Counsellor

Tanya Bridges

Assistant Director - Adoptions