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.
NOTE - AUGUST 28, 2017 - MINPINERIE BOARD DECISION
Minpinerie INC., will no longer be rescuing dogs from the U.S.
We have had a long and successful relationship with many wonderful partners in rescue in the United States and have saved hundreds of lovely dogs in the process. However, we have come to the conclusion that, among other things, new cross border regulations are consuming too many of our limited financial, administrative and human resources. Minpinerie's mandate has not changed and we will continue to be dedicated to rescuing Canadian dogs, and be there for them as long as we can. We are thankful to our foster families, adopters, donors, volunteers for the opportunity to continue to do so.
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