Leadership

  • Brian

    President

    Brian Tennison has been involved with the Pacific Pug Rescue for more than four years. He has served as the Intake Coordinator, Foster Coordinator, Vice President and is currently the President.

    After spending more than 16 years working with a large international corporation, he dreamed of a day when he could be with his dogs all day long. That day finally arrived when he opened Buster & Lilly's Doggie Daycare in 2010! Brian is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College and a Certified Dog Trainer.  He is passionate about the rescue of pugs and loves spending time with his four pugs:  Lilly, Tank, Lizzie and B.J.

  • Ann

    Vice President & Secretary

    Ann has been volunteering with Pacific Pug Rescue for a decade. Her love affair with pugs started when working for a veterinary hospital where she got to know and love the breed. She adopted her first pug Olive Oyl, prior to PPR’s inception. 

    Unbeknownst to her, she watched PPR’s very first rescue pug while the foster family went on vacation. Ann began fostering in 2006 where she foster failed with her second foster, Mazey who despite being 8 years old and had many ailments, lived to be 17. Her second foster fail was with Kingsley, her 31st foster. Kingsley is now nine years old and is spoiled rotten. 

    A couple years into being a foster, Ann was asked to help plan fundraisers and has enjoyed doing it ever since. These days Ann serves as Vice President on the board where she’s done a variety of activities from fundraising, grant writing, mail pick-up and many other critical, behind the scenes operations.

  • Alana

    Intake Coordinator

    Alana is our intake and adoption coordinator and long time foster.   Her interest lies in end of life care and senior dogs of any breed, but she has a special place in her heart for senior pugs. A transplant to the Pacific Northwest, she can't imagine a better place to live. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys gardening, cooking and travel. She shares her home with two cats, two 13 year old pugs and a 13 year old Shih Tzu. As well as a revolving door of foster pugs.

  • Mindy

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Mindy is a lifelime resident of the Pacific Northwest who serves on our Board of Directors, is our Volunteer Coordinator, and assists with adoptions. Her love for pugs and animal welfare runs deep. She previously served as Director, Secretary, and Vice President at local non-profit and brings to us many years of non-profit experience.  When she is not volunteering or working her 9-5 job you can find her enjoying time with her husband, her family, and her two pugs Bella and Rudy.

  • Christie

    Director

    Christie has been an active member of Pacific Pug Rescue for over 2 years. Her contributions include: event planning, fundraising, and managing our adoption outreach program. Christie is also a foster parent for pugs who are waiting for their forever family.

    Christie is a successful business owner and has been a hairstylist for over 40 years. She also worked for over 20 years in the catering business with her husband’s family-owned catering company. Christie fell in love with pugs in 2000 when she brought home “Doug the Pug and it’s been a true love affair ever since. She is mom to pugs Ruby Begonia, Louie, and Missy Diva so her home is filled with lots of pug snorts and other comical behavior (which hopefully results in treats being dispensed).

    Her other interests include interior decorating, gardening, entertaining, and of course PUGS!

  • Dina

    Director

    Dina is passionate about animal rescue and volunteers as a foster and fundraising.  She specializes in medical and behavioral issues with a big weakness for senior pugs. 

  • Laurey

    Director

    Laurey got her first pug at the age of 2 and ever since has had a passion for the breed. Her current pug and chug are Millie and Tanner. Grant writing and fundraising are the things she loves to do the most. She is excited to bring her 25 years of experience with local non-profits to PPR. When she is not volunteering she works as an Executive Director for another non-profit helping people.

  • Kim

    Social Media Coordinator

    Kim has been an active member of Pacific Pug Rescue since 2015. She is a certified small animal massage practitioner and owner of Curly Tail Pet Massage. In her spare time she enjoys painting, taking the dogs to the beach, reading and playing video games. She shares her home with a husband (Dan), two pugs (Claudette & Gwen) and a cocker spaniel (Hugo).