About FaerieLand Rescue
How we got our start. . .
I started out as Mari Shepherds in 1978 at Owatonna, Minnesota. My love for the German Shepherd Dog prompted me to develop a quality and respected line, while maintaining the Standard of the breed. My first German Shepherd Dog was Ch Rollingreen's Silky Sullivan TC "Sully."
I since have down sized in the number of dogs I personally own and no longer breed German Shepherds. I thought I wanted to only rescue Corgis & Corgi Mixes, however, my love for the German Shepherd Dog was too strong.
Due to tough economic times the first year three German Shepherd Dogs were surrendered to rescue between June and November of 2009. We now rescue German Shepherds, Welsh Corgis (Pembroke & Cardigan) and mixes of each breed.
In December 2009, it is with love that I changed the name of the rescue from FaerieLand Corgi Rescue to FaerieLand Corgi & German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it now includes the breed that won my heart over 40 years ago - the German Shepherd Dog. For anyone who has owned a German Shepherd Dog you know exactly what I am talking about. They are your best friend, a heart dog, loving, intelligent, kind, funny, regal, and so much more.
My goal when I began raising the German Shepherd Dog was to start a line that was healthy, intelligent, balanced in structure and the best temperament anyone could want. I have placed puppies and dogs with families, individuals, young and old over the years and I was often told "your temperament is the best we could find." Even though I have no children of my own I have managed to socialize my puppies and dogs to fit into any type of home.
Over the years people have returned to purchase and now adopt a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th dog. This I consider the highest compliment a breeder, and now a rescue person, could receive. To go from breeding to rescuing is the right path to travel at this time of my life.
So many of the German Shepherds & Corgis I have taken in as foster dogs have been adopted out to previous adopters' homes. Thank you for giving these dogs a Furever Home.
"Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever." ~Karen Davison
We at Dog Breeds Info are pleased to present FaerieLand Rescue with a Dog Rescue Award for excellence in providing underprivileged dogs a much valued resource. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work. FaerieLand German Shepherd & Corgi Rescue certainly qualifies as one of them.
Meet Our Board
My professional life includes 20 years with the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In October of 2015 I left that position and moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where I became the Director of Emergency Management for both the city and county of Grand Forks. I enjoy working at the local level and find this job very rewarding. Part of my responsibilities include working with the Humane Society on their emergency plans for severe weather.
In October of 2016, my partner was offered a position here in Grand Forks which resulted in all of us being together once again in one house! We share our space with our little matriarch Corgi Tala, a Beagle/Doxie/Basset mix Toby, who is about 12 years old, and another FaerieLand foster failure, Bella, who is a Shepherd/Rottie mix and will be a year old this month.