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About Us

Established in 2011 by Mary and John Doane, and later becoming a nonprofit organization in 2016, Mary’s Dogs:

    • Rescues approximately 600 dogs annually from kill shelters in the south and rehomes dogs in New England.
    • Nurtures the network of volunteers and foster and forever pet parents.
  • Serves as a resource to communities in Southern New Hampshire and pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

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Board of Directors:
Allyson Larochelle, Executive Director
Annette Whitcher
Bree Marston (Secretary)
Cari Bourn
Donna Jensen, Outreach
Ellen Griffin (Co-chair)
Bree Marston (Secretary)
Keith Clark (Treasurer)
Kelly Gamache, Fundraising 
Lu Normand
Mary Maynard
Michelle Normand, Website Manager
Melinda Shofner (Co-chair)

Rescue Staff: 
Lisa Babcock, Adoptions Coordinator
Joyce Barker, Check-ins
Judy Carlson, Adoptions Coordinator
Melissa Clark, Adoptions Coordinator
Carrie Cormier, Transport Coordinator/Media Specialist
Julia de Sousa, Adoptions Coordinator
Anne Eiseman, Quarantine Staff
Stacey Elliott, Assistant Director
April Hurley, Transport Coordinator/Media Specialist
Helen Jardon, Quarantine Staff
Brittany Joas, Quarantine Staff
Terry Kane, Quarantine Staff
Alex Knight, Quarantine Staff
Morgan Koskela, Quarantine Staff
Kate Lentz, Adoptions Coordinator
Lily Marston, Quarantine Staff
Kelsey Pease, Quarantine Staff/Admin Assistant
Kim Pierce, Quarantine Staff
Jessica Winiarski, Foster/Volunteer Coordinator


Mary Doane started Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption in February 2011 out of her passion to save animals and to foster the human/animal bond. She and the rescue were ably supported by her husband John, skillfully managing much of the business requirements. Many dogs and many families and everyone in the Mary’s Dogs organization are forever grateful to Mary for her creative energy, devotion and vision and to John for his organization and support of the Mary's Dogs rescue team. Mary and John enjoy time with their children and grandchildren. Mary continues her work as a nature educator with Project Nature.

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Help Support Our Mission!

Mary's Dogs Rescue & Adoption is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization and gratefully accepts any and all donations. Your donation is tax exempt and will help continue our outreach to southern shelters and rescues, and sponsor animals that need special care.

Thank-you for your generous donation!