ABOUT LAB RESCUE
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.
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Meet Our Board of Directors
Tommie Clare // President
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 11 years old and Jaxx, who just turned 6. Tommie is an IT Professional for a local government utility department but hopes to retire in the very near future to devote more time to her growing family and rescue.
Carol Lagundo // Vice President
Carol first started volunteering for Lab Rescue in 2008 after attending an adoption day event. She and her husband have fostered countless Labs and have adopted several senior and blind Labs over the years. They currently share their home with three Lab Rescue alumni: Purdy, Belle, and Badger. 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.
Tracy Cormier // Vice President
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.
Mori Green // Secretary
Mori first adopted from Lab Rescue in 2008; she and her husband thereafter began volunteering at events, transporting, and fostering. In 2011 Mori became an Adoption Coordinator; she has placed over 500 Labs in their forever homes. She oversees new foster orientation, is a Puppy Coordinator and handles foster crate logistics. Seven beloved Labs have graced Mori’s home: Cinders, Kells, and Madoc who were rescued in Alaska, Caleb from California, and Lab Rescue alums Cassie (2008), Tyson (2011), and Max (2017). Mori and Andy currently enjoy every special day with Cassie and Max who are 14 years old.
Nan Bennett // Treasurer
Nan began volunteering as a Lab-Rescue dog-fosterer in 2010; her first was a loving senior dog named Bennie. Nan continued with many more foster dogs who came to reside in her home with her loving husband and her two permanent rescue labs (Lily & Cindy). As most dog foster parents probably know; not all dogs end up leaving. That being said; Nan and her husband David are also proud of their two foster failures (Susie and May) who decided that they wanted to stay and never leave. In addition to her fostering, Nan expanded into other Lab-Rescue volunteer areas including post adoption house checks, being an adoption coordinator, and “diligently” assuring that all adopted dogs were Micro-chipped and registered with their new human companions. Nan is a CPA and pleased to put her skills to good use!
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 became 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 special needs pups, and has failed six times out of the 150+ fosters they have hosted. Currently, they have four senior dogs from Lab Rescue (Farley, Holly, Della and Flynn), four cats, eight 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 co-founded in the early ‘80s and is still going strong.
Dawn Pfaff // Member
Dawn is a lifelong dog lover and began volunteering with Greyhound Welfare in 2004 after adopting her second greyhound, but labs have always been her first love. In 2006, she adopted her first lab from Lab Rescue. She became involved in the Lab Rescue in 2015 after adopting her second dog, Raven. She started as an Adoption Coordinator and has since helped with transporting, fostering and adoption events. She currently serves as our Adoption Coordinator Co-Director and has the responsibility for recruiting, training, and mentoring new Adoption Coordinators, handling applications, and ensuring proper guidance to new adopters. Currently, she works as an equity trader for an investment firm in downtown Baltimore. Her current Lab Rescue pups, Cali and Kevin, share their home with a rescued ex-racing greyhound, Piper and their daddy, John.
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.