Who We Are

A brief history
Leo Rescue Canada's origins go back to Leo Rescue Ontario. As the only officially recognized Leonberger rescue in the country for many years, Leo Rescue Ontario became more and more involved in helping dogs across Canada and, at times, in the United States. As a result, it became apparent that a national organization was needed to better meet the needs of homeless Leos across the country.

Leo Rescue Ontario was summarily dissolved in 2012, and Leo Rescue Canada was formed in its place. Unlike Leo Rescue Ontario, which was a division of the Leonberger Club of Ontario, Leo Rescue Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization, independent of any dog clubs and organizations; however, many of our board members and volunteers are part of the Leonberger fancy, thereby ensuring a continued high level of commitment and dedication to the dogs that come into the system.

Karen Heard President 905 - 825 - 2638
Glenna Stephens Vice President 705 - 322 - 9350
June Ward Secretary Treasurer 519 - 855 - 6326


John Benoit Quebec Regional Director 514 - 891 - 9623
Colleen Beaudin Ontario Regional Director 519 - 458 - 8990
Fran Cozens Atlantic Regional Director 902 - 576 - 5579
Genevieve Simmons and Robert MacLean Alberta Directors 780 - 242 - 5504
Julie Schaffert BC Director 778 - 918 - 7393