Our Mission

Must Love Dogs NW is dedicated to preventing animal homelessness.

It is our mission to reduce and prevent animal homelessness in our region by being the most innovative and service oriented rescue in the area. We will accomplish this by providing spay/neuter programs, canine leadership and community education, and a comprehensive adoption program.

Spay and Neuter Philosophy

Most of the dogs we foster are not altered when we receive them. Must Love Dogs NW feels very strongly about controlling overpopulation and pays for Spay and Neuter procedures before any adoption takes place.

Behavior Modification

All dogs undergo an individual behavior assessment during their foster stay. This allows our team to begin the process of behavior modification so that the dog and their new owners may live a happy and healthy life moving forward.

Community Education

Through events in the community such as our Microchip Clinics and presence at local events, Must Love Dogs NW aims to educate about responsible dog ownership.

Ways You Can Help


As our success in the community grows, so does our need for more foster families. If you're interested in fostering our great dogs please apply here.


The financial side of Must Love Dogs NW runs purely on your generous donations. Our adoption fees just pay for our fostering and medical rehabilitation so anything you can give is much appreciate.


Maybe fostering isn't for you and you can't support MLDNW financially quite yet - that's ok! We're still in-need of volunteers to help with many fun jobs at our events. Please apply today.


Our Team

Hilary Tores

I am Hilary, a crazy animal lover. I spending time with my rescue Standard Poodle and Greyhound. I have been involved in dog rescue since 2002, giving back to my community by serving on this board is very rewarding.

Jamie Campbell

I grew up on a small farm in Pennsylvania where we raised everything from dogs and chickens to horses and cows, among various other critters. I am so grateful for that experience as it taught me to value and respect the animals, knowing they depended on us to have a

Jennifer Phipps, DVM

I joined the board in June 2016 and have enjoyed using my medical and behavioral knowledge to help find pets their forever home. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two dogs, and cat.

Haylie Engels

Hi! I’m Haylie, a volunteer coordinator here at Must Love Dogs! I’ve loved dogs my whole life and once I rescued my own pooch, I wanted to find a way to get involved and make a difference! After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, I have spent the last couple of

Theresa Ayers, LVT

Theresa's primary task in the group is the intake of the dogs. She meets them, assesses their behavior in various situations using her own dogs as well. She also checks their health in hopes of getting the best placement for them and needed medical attention.

Christina Long

Christina is one of the assessment coordinators for Must Love Dogs NW. Any dog that enters into our adoption program meets with our assessment coordinator for a behavioral assessment.

Lisa Tom, CPA

Hi, I’m Lisa, and like the others in this organization, I love dogs. I am a CPA and have operated my own firm since 2001.

Courtney Givens

An owner of one of the most successful event-planning companies in Clark County, Courtney is the leader of our major events and outreach.

Maggie Nolan

Hi I am Maggie and I am the Canine Coordinator here at MLD. I am a recent graduate from WSUV-Go Cougs! And work in Human Resources. I enjoy sending time with my fur-babies and working their obedience skills. I also love hiking, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Jami Ayers

Hey there, I’m Jami, Board Secretary since February 2016.I first became involved with MLDNW when Theresa (behavioral assessor, intake coordinator, awesome sister-in-law) asked me if I would be willing to take photos for the first annual fundraiser in March 2014.  I had never photographed an event before, but was willing

Callie Scranton, LVT

A co-founder of Must Love Dogs NW, Callie has always had a passion for dogs and animal care. She's been an active member of the rescue community since 2004.

Morgan Tillman

Morgan is a hairdresser who was wanting to be more involved in the community and make a difference. Having a career where she is constantly surrounded by people and communicating with others made her realize that she had the networking savvy to really help the outreach of a local non profit. As