Meet Our Team

Melissa

Executive Director

Volunteer Roles
Dog Rescue
Dog Care
Adoptions/Foster Coordinator
Fundraising/Event Planner
Donor Support

 

Dogs
Trixie
Sandy
Snoop
Paco
Primrose
Jackson
Nellie
Phoebe
Felix
Pebbles

I have been volunteering and fostering dogs for over 15 yrs.  I have worked with Animal Haven in NYC, Faithful Friends in DE and Milo’s Foundation in CA.  I have a special place in my heart for seniors and neglected animals and I believe that no matter what their age or circumstance, they deserve a chance.  I hold an MBA in Finance from the University of Delaware and I worked in the banking industry managing client relationships for 18 yrs.   

My husband and I started Angel’s Retreat to serve as a resource for special needs and senior dogs.  It has since grown into a rescue which serves dogs of all ages, breeds and needs.  We live on the property where Angel’s Retreat is housed, and the dogs receive 24/7 care.  I’ve retired from banking and I run Angel’s Retreat full time.

Nicole

Volunteer Roles
Adoptions/Foster Coordinator
Social Media

Dogs
Precious, a deaf mixed-breed tripod rescue
Franklin, a deaf corgi adopted from Angel’s Retreat

Hi everyone! I have volunteered and worked in animal rescue for over 12 years. There is no denying that rescue work is not always easy, but I have truly had the opportunity to meet some of the best parts of humanity in the form of fellow volunteers, supporters, and adopters. My lifelong passion has always been helping animals in need, and I love being an advocate for those who do not have a voice. 

I hold an M.S. in biology and work in environmental protection for my career. I share my life with my two wonderful companions, Precious and Franklin, who are both deaf. My heart has always been with the special needs dogs that are so often overlooked. Our philosophy of love me for who I am, not what I am is very important to me and I find so much fulfillment in helping our dogs find the perfect families who truly love them the way they deserve to be loved!

Paula

Volunteer Roles
Adoptions/Foster Coordinator
Spay/Neuter Scheduler
Fundraising/Event Planner
Website Developer

Dogs
Milkshake, a Pumi
Cinnamon, an eskipoo adopted from Angel’s Retreat

Hi everyone! I’m an Industrial Engineer in the aerospace industry, but my true passion is volunteering with Angel’s Retreat. I love working with both our rescued dogs and are adopters to find the perfect match for everyone. Volunteering in rescue has given me a purpose I didn’t realize I needed. There’s nothing better than a dog’s wagging tail and person’s smiling face!

Maireli

Volunteer Roles
Dog Rescue
Dog Care
Adoptions/Foster Coordinator

Dogs
Jack, a rescue

Hi everyone!

Chloe

Volunteer Roles
Adoptions/Foster Coordinator

Dogs

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Sam

Volunteer Roles
Adoptions/Foster Coordinator

Dogs

Hi everyone!

Lynn

Board of Directors
Secretary

Volunteer Roles
Dog Care
Fundraising/Events Planner
Transport

Dogs
Zoey, a rescue
Polo, a rescue
Sophia, a mixed-breed adopted from Angel’s Retreat

Hello!  I am an biomedical engineer by profession and a devoted dog rescue volunteer by passion.  As an Angel’s Retreat volunteer, I have the opportunity to provide care and love to dogs who haven’t had easy lives. Each dog has a unique story and set of challenges, and I find immense joy in seeing their transformations as they gain confidence and find loving homes. In my second role as Secretary for the Angel’s Retreat Board, I work with a team of compassionate people to make strategic decisions that help ensure a safe and healthy haven for dogs who have been neglected or abused, ensuring they get the love and medical care they deserve.  

This dual role has deepened my understanding of running a non-profit animal rescue.  The joy I’ve felt seeing a dog find their forever home, and a person finding their loving new companion, has made me a strong advocate for animal welfare. 

Lori

Volunteer Roles
Dog Care
On-site Volunteer Training

Dogs

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Linda

Volunteer Roles
Virtual Volunteer Training

Dogs

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