ABOUT LAB RESCUE LRCP
Lab Rescue LRCP is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization committed to rescuing, vetting, and finding loving homes for nearly 1,000 dogs each year in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and North Carolina.
We are a virtual organization with Lab Rescue dogs fostered in homes throughout Virginia and Maryland. We can only do the lifesaving work that we do with the generous support of our donors and volunteers.
Our Nonprofit Tax ID is 52-1880024.
View our 2019 Annual Report >
Meet Our Board of Directors
Wendy Finn // President
Wendy became involved with Lab Rescue in 2004, after getting her start in rescue with another organization. She has served as an Adoption Coordinator and Foster Home Coordinator. Her first love is fostering, and she has cared for more than 150 dogs in her home. She has a special fondness for timid and senior dogs. Wendy is a nonprofit management professional, and she brings those skills to the rescue. She shares her home with Bob, her sixth Lab Rescue dog.
Carol Lagundo // Vice President
Carol first started volunteering for Lab Rescue in 2008 after attending an adoption day event. She’s been an Adoption Coordinator and has fostered more than 50 Labs, several of which were blind. She and her husband are especially fond of senior and special needs Labs and have adopted five senior Labs: Teddy, Shorty, Daisy, Gomer, and Miss Piggy. Carol serves as the event manager for the Annual Lab Rescue Dog Walk, the Annual Online Holiday Auction, and the Annual Holiday Party and Gift Basket Raffle. Carol works for the National Archives and Records Administration as an IT Project Manager.
Jen Norris // Treasurer
Jen adopted her first Lab Rescue dog (Sporty) in May of 1997. She has been volunteering with Lab Rescue since 2006, first as an adoption event handler, then as an Intake Coordinator. Jen has held the position of Board Treasurer since 2010; she also sends out the weekly “good news” emails and Facebook posts about our Labs that have recently been adopted. Her dog Maggie, a true gem, came to the Norris household in 2009 after Sporty made her way to Lab Heaven. In her spare time, you can find Jen working as a CPA at a market research company or hiking and running outdoors in all kinds of weather, stopping to pet any dog she meets along the way.
Tracy Cormier // Member
Tracy became involved with Lab Rescue in 2013, after she volunteered to be a transporter. Two days later, she decided to try the foster role. More than 130 fosters later, it is still her first love. She adopted foster #70, a little shy yellow, who stole her heart. She currently serves as our Adoption Coordinator Director and has the responsibility for recruiting, training, and mentoring new Adoption Coordinators, handling application issues, and ensuring proper guidance to new adopters. She also assists the rescue by working with various dog trainers associated with the rescue to assist with dogs that need a little more time prior to adoption. Currently, she is the Special Agent in Charge for a federal agency and shares her home with her pups, Maddie and Chloe.
M.C. Johnson // Member
MC became a volunteer shortly after she and her husband adopted a bonded pair, Raven and Shadow, from Lab Rescue in 2013. First transporting, then fostering, then adding in some intake and home visits, she finally become an Adoption Coordinator. In 2016, she assumed responsibility for working with adopters who are no longer able to care for their adoptive dog. She loves her seniors, and has failed five times out of the 120+ fosters they have hosted. Currently, they have three senior dogs from Lab Rescue (Farley, Pepper and Flynn), four cats, seven horses (most of whom are “past senior”), and four donkeys. She and her husband retired early because work was interfering with Lab Rescue. Their self-professed legacy to date is a humane society in rural Colorado, which they cofounded in the early ‘80s and is still going strong.
Ashley McCarron // Member
Ashley began volunteering in 2016 after adopting one of the more "notorious" Labs within the Rescue—Marley #7. Now named Scout, this spirited yellow girl had been trying to find the right home for over a year before Ashley and her husband stumbled upon her profile on the Rescue website. Scout can open any door, scale any fence, and break out of any crate—basically she's a genius. Thus, it was no-brainer to have her join the family, which includes Coach, an equally spirited but much less talented chocolate Lab. When she's not trying to keep up with Scout & Coach, Ashley is a marketing and communications professional for an advertising agency. For Lab Rescue, she spends most of her time in front of a computer working on the Rescue's website and communications.
Tommie Clare // Member
Tommie started volunteering for Lab Rescue in 1998. As Team Lead for Richmond, Tommie wears many hats, including transporting, vetting, intake, foster recruitment, and coordination. She is also the Lead Housecheck Coordinator for Virginia, NC, and DC and recently became the Lead Intake Coordinator, as well as Team Lead, for the growing North Carolina effort. Tommie tried her hand at fostering but conceded she isn’t very good at it, having adopted all but one of her fosters over the years (6 in total) with the most recent being Lacy, who is now 10 years old and Jaxx, who just turned 5. Tommie is an Automation Analyst for a local government utility department but hopes to retire in the next 2 years to devote more time to family and rescue. In her "spare" time, she volunteers walking dogs at a local sanctuary-type rescue.
Sterrie Weaver // Member Emeritus
Sterrie retired as a Captain in the US Navy after 38 years of service and started volunteering with Lab Rescue after he saw a plea for fosters in 2002. He has held many volunteer positions and has been a board member since 2006, ably assisted by his wife Fran. They have fostered many Labs and litters of puppies. They are 5-time foster failures, having adopted Bailey in 2004, Baby Girl and Mia in 2008, Molly in 2012, and Jake from State Farm in 2015.