Good Bones Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization run by a group of experienced all breed dog loving volunteers dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing unwanted and abandoned dogs locally and from shelters within Canada. We are are volunteer operated, foster based non-profit dog rescue.
We do not have a physical facility as our goal is to have all dogs in our rescue live in homes with fosters to best determine their fit for an adoption. All dogs are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. All dogs and potential adopters are carefully screened to ensure that the dogs are placed in their forever homes.
Tori Bowie - Founder, Volunteer Coordinator, Adoptions, Fundraising , General Inquiries.
Tori takes the lead in all areas of the rescue. She particularly enjoys fundraising and advocacy work. As a former teacher and as a successful business Woman, She believes educating the public on responsible dog ownership is a powerful thing. Tori is proud of her two adopted rescues, Trixie, a lab/am staff mix and Ma’Chello a boxer/am staff mix. Tori believes in being a strong leader for them and she advocates socialization, lots of exercise and sound nutrition for dogs hence she is a raw feeder. She also believes in life long dog training to keep dogs well behaved and mentally stimulated. Along with her 7 grown children and 6 grandchildren Tori is a busy lady! Tori loves taking her dogs on long hikes and into local business to keep them people socialized and loves traveling . When she is not globe trotting she is of course camping in the summer in the RV with her pups , they go everywhere she goes!!
Terri Cooper - Rescue Spokes Woman, Marketing, Public Relations.
Roxy came from a high kill shelter in Quebec. Abandoned by her owners and left on the street to fend for herself. Fearful and thought to be abused by men, she has come out of her shell. She has found her inner chi and diva extraordinaire. I have had the honor and privilege of working with not for profit organizations for over 10 years. In my spare time, you will find me on the trails with my husband, traveling, enjoying quality time with the family and sharing a good laugh with friends. I turned to rescue when we lost our first family pet and have been helping ever since.
Barry Gamble - Fundraising & Home Visits
I have been around dogs for the past 52 years ever since my family got our first dog, a Boxer by the name of Bruce in 1963, who we brought with us when we emigrated to Canada in 1964. There was no way we were leaving Brucie behind.( Bruce’s Royal Kennel Club of Britain’s name was Stormtrooper). Being a part of the Good Bones Dog Rescue Team providing assistance and support in whatever manner is required, is a fantastically enriching experience and makes me very happy. There is always something going on that requires both action, and attention. To be a part of helping and saving a dog in need is incredibly, incredibly rewarding. It is a calling, and, I have found my calling. Dogs are a privilege.
Melissa Pearce - Adoption Co-ordinator
Melissa has loved and help care for rescue animals since she was a little girl having grown up watching her Mom. You could say rescue work is in her genes.