Meet Our Staff

Renee Dumont, Shelter Manager

renee for websiteRenee started with the Faxon Animal Care & Adoption Center as a dog socializing volunteer in July of 2001 and later joined the staff as project coordinator in October of 2002. Shortly after, she added volunteer coordinator to the array of things she was doing.  Renee became the shelter manager in 2007. In her spare time she is on a board for a CUUPs group and spends the rest of her time with her husband and their menagerie of pets, which include creepy crawly, slithering, winged & 4 legged furries.

Debbie Rodriques, Adoption Counselor

debbie for websiteDebbie started at Faxon Animal Care & Adoption Center as a volunteer, and, after a short time, took a part time position with us in March of 1994. This lead to a full time position as Adoption Counselor. Debbie has a strong passion for animals and much compassion for people and has learned many things about the curves that life throws at people. She has great empathy for people that are going through the mourning process when a pet has passed and is compassionate in helping them through it. She is also bilingual which helps with the entire organization. Debbie spends her time out of the shelter with her husband and enjoys her own pets immensely.

Animal Care Givers:

An animal care giver is responsible for the day-to-day care of the shelter animals, which includes anything and everything, such as, cleaning cages, feeding, medicating, watching for health issues, watching for signs of stress in the animals, getting to know the animals as individuals so they can inform the adopters of the best fit for their families, showing the animals when people come in to meet them, trimming nails, brushing, screening for FELV/FIV, food evaluations, temperament testing, cleaning ears, keeping the grounds neat, cleaning floors, windows, laundry, dishes, working events, selling raffle tickets, training dogs, working with volunteers, and so much more.

Lisa Chretien, Animal Care Giver

lisa c for websiteLisa started as a volunteer, and, within 2 short weeks, we realized that she would be a good addition to our staff. She came on full time as an Animal Care Giver in October of 2007.

Lisa is very active in our fundraising and works with coordinating the volunteers.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys seeking out paranormal activities.