Hello there – and welcome to the Minpinerie!
The Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based rescue made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who specialize in the rescue and foster of Miniature Pinschers. We rescue dogs that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. We also rescue, with priority, other small breed dogs in situations of peril or abuse. In addition, the Minpinerie assist women with dogs who must exit a domestic abuse situation by providing long-term or short-term fostering.
We are a tireless team that provides transport, foster care, veterinary care and everything else needed to make sure that all our dogs find a loving, caring, forever home.
While we have regional coordinators in British Columbia, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax our main focus is in the National Capital Region.
Meet our Board of Directors
Founder, Chairperson, Intake/Transport Coordinator
Ruth Cottrill (Medical Professional, Retired)
President, Adoption/Foster Coordinator and Surrender Coordination
Louise Currie (HR Consultant, Retired)
Vice President, Finance and Administrative Coordinator
Jaye Lister (Legal Assistant, Retired)
Regional Coordinator, British Columbia and the Prairies
Regional Coordinator, Maritimes
Viviane Bouchard - Fundraising Events Coordinator
Andrea Bruce - Social Media Team Lead
Treena Hein - Webmaster
Ursula Hiratsuka - Photographer and Graphic Designer
Volunteers - Our backbone
An amazing team of dedicated volunteers: foster parents, transporters, donors, groomers, event organizers and folks in other roles. None of this work would be possible without them!
A DOG FOR EVERY HOME AND A HOME FOR EVERY DOG….one dog at a time!
Tracey Campbell - Intensive and Palliative Care Foster Parent
Shaayaan Jameel & Marisa Bivi - WordPress Minions