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Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue Team

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Emma Shin

Emma Shin helped to create RMPR due to her experiences as a child. Her family loved all animals, and her grandfather had a soft heart for the “ pound dogs “ he would meet. “When I was young he was always taking in a stray and trying to rehome them." Her family’s love of animals coupled by her less than ideal experience at another puppy rescue inspired Emma. Knowing that others felt the same and that more could be done for the homeless animals she met, RMPR rescue and adoption program was created August 2010. In October 2012 the Spay it Forward, subsidized owned animal spay neuter program was born. Ms. Shin has over twelve years of successful National Sales Experience in advertising, marketing, sales and product services sales. It is this experience coupled with her passionate love of all things living that fuels the work she does. Emma feels blessed to have a helping hand in saving the animals of RMPR and helping them to reach their forever homes. Together, We Can Save More!

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Al Ramirez

Al has been with RMPR since its beginnings. You will find him at every event and fundraiser. He helps run the adoption events and works in the background to keep the rescue running. He manages all IT related services for RMPR like the website, forms, email services just to name a few.



There are several favorite things about being involved with RMPR for Tom... first, coming home from a hectic, stressful day running his custom homebuilding company, laying on the floor and being swarmed by a litter of puppies... "Nothing else matters when you are covered in puppies." Second, watching Emma and the other huge-hearted volunteers come together, doing whatever it takes to save these lives. Tom also gets to enjoy one of his passions... photography... shooting the glamour shots of all the dogs that come in, hoping a nice picture might lead to a visit for that particular dog that helps find a forever home. And finally, seeing the happy families, completed by the addition of the dog or puppy that without the hard work of these volunteers, had no chance at a happy life. Tom is proud to be part of an amazing group of people that works day after day, and comes together week after week to do something bigger than themselves... and has fun doing it.

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