Colleen puts the info@ in Jasmine’s House. She has been our binding glue for the last year and seamlessly coordinates all of the dog records, paperwork, organization, and random insanity. We would be in an asylum somewhere by now were it not for Colleen. Colleen lives with her partner, Bob, in Clarksburg, Maryland with their Samoyed Stoli.
Heather assumed the role of Rescue Coordinator with the superhero qualities we were looking for. Heather is the main contact for our foster program. She keeps in touch with fosters, organizes dog advertisements, procures photos and bios and keeps fosters updated on any events that we are planning to see if they can attend them. Heather and her partner, Phil, reside in Frederick, MD and are parents to the Pop Star, JH Alum Poppy Rose, along with two hound dogs and another female pittie, Tilly.
Meghan Burton of Canine Lifestyle Academy offers training to help to the dogs in our program and community. Thanks to Meghan, every foster family is given free access to group training classes as well as one-on-one support. Meghan also works to improve the public perception of pit bulls by offering pit bull Canine Good Citizen classes and testing in three different locations in Central Maryland and is committed to positive, science-based training for all dogs in our program and community. She lives in Sykesville with her partner Paul and two rescued German Shepherds – and various pit bull fosters and boarders!
Kate sits on the Jasmine’s House board of directors and works on general operations for the organization. She also works on the afterschool program, Project Mickey. Kate came into rescue accidentally in 2008 when a crazy spaniel named Eastwood was dropped off at her house by a friend. Eastwood was being picked up by a Recycled Love volunteer the next day, but he needed a place to stay overnight. When Kate learned about Recycled Love and its mission she joined the volunteer team full-force in an effort to help and since that time, rescue has taken over her life.
Kate’s first foster dog was a dog named Francie who had suffered a gunshot wound to the face and needed some weeks of tube-feeding and rehabilitation before being adopted to an amazing home in Hampden. Her first pit bull was foster-failure, Minnie, who was found as a stray wandering Charles Village by an acquaintance.