MEET THE TEAM

Meet our team of volunteer coordinators who keep us running

AMANDA M.

AMANDA M.

Director/President

Adoptions Manager

Amanda founded Ruff Tales Rescue in 2014 and has been involved in rescue since 2011. She has a passion for saving dogs and helps out in all aspects of the rescue. Her one desire is to change lives, four paws at a time!

CHELSEA

CHELSEA

Vice President

Adoptions Coordinator

Chelsea joined the Ruff Tales team in 2014 when it was founded and has been involved in rescue since 2012. She is passionate about saving dogs and helps with every aspect of the rescue she can. She loves being a part of the RTR family and helping dogs find their forever homes... she even adopted her 2 dogs from RTR in 2015 and 2018!

JEN

JEN

Arkansas Director

Medical Manager

Jen joined the Ruff Tales team when it was founded in 2014. She has been a part of rescue since she was 16 years old when she found a dog and placed her in a loving forever home. She prefers to save and foster the 'underdogs': the misunderstood dogs, difficult dogs no one else wants and has helped many find their homes.

AMANDA C.

AMANDA C.

Social Media Manager

Amanda learned about Ruff Tales Rescue through her friend Shaina in 2019. She volunteered at her first adoption event in early 2020 and she reveled in helping the dogs find loving homes so much that she wanted to do more to help the rescue. She has a pup of her own named Knight and a cat named Kingsley.

ANNE

ANNE

Meet and Greet Coordinator

Anne started with RTR in 2018 and has quickly grown with the group. She has a love for animals and loves to help anyone she can. She adopted through RTR in the fall of 2018, and loves to continue fostering.

BLAIR

BLAIR

Records Team

Information coming soon!

BRITTANY

BRITTANY

Medical Coordinator

Brittany joined the RTR team in January 2020. She started with processing applications and conducting home visits. Wanting to get more involved with the rescue, she decided to foster and take on the task of medical coordinator. Having the background as a veterinary technician brings some experience to the role. She has always had a love for animals and wants to help as many animals as she can, in whatever way she can!

DEBBIE

DEBBIE

Post-Adoptions Coordinator

Debbie joined the RTR team in 2015. Her love for dogs started when she was 2 and 50 years later the love just keeps growing! Her dream is to have a sanctuary for dogs when she retires.

ERIC

ERIC

Medical Coordinator

Information coming soon!

ERICA

ERICA

Foster Coordinator

Erica started volunteering with RTR in 2016. While processing applications and conducting home visits are essential to the rescue, she quickly realized there was more work to be done! Erica has worn many different hats in her time with RTR- Events Coordinator, Volunteer Manager and most recently settling in with the Foster Team. While she loves saving all dogs, you'll usually find her fostering the boxers of the bunch, she's definitely the breed enthusiast on this team!

GINA

GINA

Home Visit Coordinator

Information coming soon!

HEATHER

HEATHER

Medical Coordinator

Heather joined the Ruff Tales team in 2018 as a volunteer and quickly began fostering as well. She adopted her dog from RTR a few months later and has continued fostering dogs, processing applications, and completing home visits. Heather recently joined our Medical Team to help oversee the foster dogs’ preventative medications and vaccinations. She loves seeing RTR dogs placed in their furever homes.

JENN

JENN

Foster Manager

Jenn stumbled upon RTR in 2016 when looking for a third dog to adopt. After putting in an adoption application she quickly decided that fostering was a better idea! When fostering wasn’t enough, she started helping with processing applications and conducting home visits! Four years later, and wanting to help out even more, she has moved her way into leadership roles including Meet and Greet Coordinator and eventually to her current position as Foster Manager.

JILL

JILL

Adoptions Coordinator

Jill joined the RTR team in January 2020. She jumped right in, helping process applications, completing home visits, transporting pups, and attending events. She recently took on the role of an adoptions coordinator… she likes to help any way she can to ensure the pups find their furever homes.

JONATHAN

JONATHAN

IT Manager

Jonathan has been a part of the Ruff Tales team since it was founded in 2014. He helps with all IT aspects of the rescue, has fostered dogs, and adopted his dog from RTR in 2015!

KALEIGH

KALEIGH

Transport Coordinator

Kaleigh joined the RTR team as a home visit and event volunteer in 2018. She took on the role of Transport Coordinator in 2019 and has enjoyed working with the whole Ruff Tales team to help find dogs their forever homes!

KAREN

KAREN

Home Visit Coordinator

Information coming soon!

KELLEY

KELLEY

Volunteer Manager

Kelley is a dog loving mom of two rescue pups! She adopted from RTR in 2015 and has been fostering our pups since 2017. She is passionate about the rescue and loves interacting with all our amazing volunteers!

KELSEY

KELSEY

Records Team

Kelsey is an avid dog lover and the proud mom of two Ruff Tales dogs. After the adoption of her first dog, she became a foster and volunteer in 2019. She loves seeing the happy endings that come from matching a dog with their family. She has recently joined the records team so she can help more dogs find their forever homes.

KRISTEN

KRISTEN

New Foster Coordinator

Kristen joined the Ruff Tales Team in February 2018, first as a volunteer conducting home visits, processing applications, and handling dogs at events. She began fostering for RTR in August 2019, adopted a pup from RTR, and most recently taken on the New Foster Coordinator role. She loves working with RTR helping these dogs find their furever home by providing them with the love and resources they need during their journey.

LAURIE

LAURIE

Events Coordinator

Laurie discovered Ruff Tales in December 2016 while shopping at a local Petco with her newly adopted shelter pup. She spent time talking with the volunteers and was so moved by the rescue’s mission that she signed up to volunteer by processing applications, doing home visits and handling dogs at events. Shortly thereafter, she took on the role of Events Coordinator. In September 2018, Laurie adopted her first RTR pup, Jack!

MAKAYLA

MAKAYLA

Foster to Adopt Coordinator

Makayla joined the Ruff Tales team in 2019, first as a volunteer/foster and now has moved into the role of Foster to Adopt Coordinator. Makayla adopted a dog from RTR in 2017 and has loved being a part of the organization and being able to help other dogs find their forever homes!

MARIANNE

MARIANNE

Adoptions Coordinator

Marianne has been involved in rescue for over 7 years. She has been a foster mom (failed 3 times), processes applications, completes home visits, transports dogs to their forever homes, and coordinates fundraisers. She is now a part of our Post Adoptions Team, helping adopters navigate through their transition with their new dog.

NICK

NICK

Training Coordinator

Nick started volunteering with RTR in 2017 after adopting Manni (aka Manatee) in that same year. Since 2017 Nick has been studying canine training and behavior after realizing the importance of bridging the communication gap between our four legged friends and their humans. Now in 2020 Nick has joined us as our new Training Coordinator aiming to help the RTR team, adopters and the dogs anyway he can.

OLIVIA

OLIVIA

Newsletter Coordinator

Olivia became involved with the rescue in 2014 by fostering, attending events, and fundraising. She became the newsletter coordinator in 2015 and has created the content, design, and dog puns for it ever since! Aside from the given part of saving lives, her favorite part of the job is looking at pictures of our pups all day, and giving the volunteer of the month due thanks.

POLLINE

POLLINE

Home Visit Manager

Polline joined us in October 2016 when looking for volunteering opportunities. When she first started, she was only conducting home visits, but then began processing applications, handling dogs at events, and transporting dogs to their foster homes. She quickly learned how much this organization and its amazing volunteers do for the rescued dogs and she became the Home Visit Manager in June 2017. She loves working with RTR and looks forward to helping all of our pups find their forever homes!

SHAINA

SHAINA

Foster Coordinator

Shaina started working with Ruff Tales Rescue in 2015 when she volunteered to help out at an event. Shortly after that she adopted her dog Disney from RTR and then began fostering. While she enjoys doing home visits and helping out at events, the thing she loves most is fostering - there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a dog go into a loving forever home. 

Phone: (508) 657-4102

Fax: (877) 293-6368

119 Drum Hill Road, # 247
Chelmsford, MA 01824

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