FREEDOM DOG RESCUE

​​Intake Team


Shanna Harding  

Adoption Director

​When not striving to find a perfect match for all our adoptables

Shanna likes to spend her free time with her two dogs and

two cats and occasionally a foster dog as well. 

She's been around animals her entire life and loves all 

aspects of training, care, and responsible animal ownership.

​​​​Brigitte Larsen 

Foster Director/ Co-Founder/President

Brigitte Enjoys all aspects of the rescue world.
As a avid dog lover and owner of 4 gorgeous fur babies 

there is nothing more important

then helping others find their Furever homes.

Laura Gingras 

Treasurer/Co-Founder

Laura has an amazing huge loving heart. She is a spokesperson for those in need. Has true love for the Little White Dogs.

-Brigitte Larsen
-Janet Dumoulin (Poster Team)
​-MJ Keiwan (Poster Team)
-Leslie Knapp (Instagram Team)
~Natasha McMahon (Instagram Team)


​​​Event/Fundraising Team


​​Foster Team


Mel G

Fundraising Director

Mel also enjoys all aspects of the rescue world. She started out as a foster and moved to being a Coordinator and now and Event/Fundraising Director.
Mel is a Doberman lover and a joy to be around.

​​Social Media/Poster Team


-Brigitte Larsen- Foster Director
​-Rock Ladouceur- Foster Coordinator (West End)
-Pat Willis- Foster Coordinator (Far West End)
​-Leslie Knapp- Foster Coordinator (Downtown)
-~Natasha McMahon- Foster Coordinator (South Ottawa)


​​Adoption Team


-Irene Harding- Intake Director
-Rock Ladouceur- Intake Coordinator
-Brian Jacobs-Transport Coordinator


David Harding 

Secretary/PR Director/Co-Founder
David has spent over 30 years in the local high tech industry but his off hours are dedicated to dog rescue. On his hobby farm he herds sheep but in board meetings he herds other directors into staying on topic :-)

-Shanna Harding- Adoption Director
-Cathy Laroque - Adoption Coordinator
-Kim Dyke- Adoption Coordinator


-Mel G Fundraising Director
​-Marla Glazer-Murray -Volunteer Coordinator
​-Shanna Harding-Event Coordinator
-Brigitte Larsen - Event Coordinator
​-Alyssia M- Volunteer Coordinator
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Irene Harding 

Vetting & Intake Director/Co-Founder

Irene began her journey in the rescue world after adopting

a dog rescued from a puppy mill. From there fostering a dozen more
and adopting two more rescued babies.

She is actively involved in all aspects of the rescue but focuses
​ her energy on organizing Vetting.