Caring for the carers

INTORescue has been created to provide animal rescue workers and supporters with a supportive community, with compassion at its heart.


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Our Programs

INTORescue provides: Accreditation and Support for Personal Career Development with access to educational resources. Targeted emotional and mental health well-being and a safe networking environment.

About Us

INTORescue exists to be the organisation that ‘Cares for the Carers’, by providing Rescue Workers with a professional ‘home’.
INTORescue is a division of the Association of INTODogs

Get Involved

You can get involved in a number of different ways, all of which are equally important. Whether you become a member of INTORescue, can offer support or resources to members, or just want to make a difference.

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Meet the Team

Rosie Taylor-Trigg

Rosie is INTORescue Chair and Co-Founder of Dog Rescue Unites, a nonprofit organization that creates conferences specifically for rescue workers. Rosie has worked as a Behaviourist with rescue dogs in shelters for the past 8 years, in her spare time Rosie also offers her services to external rescues who require behavioural input or staff training. With a passion for force free training, Rosie believes strongly that people are also deserving of positive reinforcement, and this along with the challenges of rescue led to Rosie’s interest in the mental wellness of those working with animals; especially those working in or with shelters. Rosie is a mental health first aider and alongside continued animal behaviour studies, is also working her way through a range of mental health courses in order to be able to better support INTORescue members.

Jo Southway

Jo has worked in rescue for 11 years. She is one of the managers at Happy Landings, as well as having her own behaviour business, PUP (Positively Understanding Pooches). Jo is passionate about enhancing the lives of dogs and helping in their relationships with their families. She has a soft spot for German Shepherd types however of course loves all shapes and sizes. Jo has fostered many dogs including a large number of puppies and giving dogs the best start in life is something she loves to be involved with.

Glynis Bartlett

Glynis Bartlett has been involved with rescue dogs since 1997. She started as a volunteer with Bath Cats and Dogs Home and then, on moving to Dorset, with Margaret Green Animal Rescue. Since 2012 Glynis has worked as an Animal Welfare Worker and is now the Volunteer Co-ordinator and Admin Officer for Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s Lincoln Farm Centre. Glynis has a passion for the wellbeing of Rescue animals and dogs in particular, and is a qualified applied zoopharmacognasy practitioner. Glynis also has a strong interest in TTouch and nutrition. She is also very passionate about the mental wellbeing of rescue workers. Glynis lives in Dorset with her husband, John and rescue dog, Dawn.

Hayley Morrey

With a background in Journalism, Hayley is our Publications Coordinator. She took the leap to switch her career path to rescue six years ago and hasn’t looked back. Hayley has worked in a number of rescues such as Bath Cats and Dogs Home, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Cheltenham Animal Shelter over the years. She currently works at Dogs Trust as a Dog Trainer. In her spare time she is studying for her MRes in Anthrozoology and is also the cofounder of Dog Rescue Unites.

Jo Lucas

Jo has worked in rescue for 8 years and before this volunteered for several years. She owns a rescue dog called Jasper who enjoys agility, canicross and training, and owns a rescue cat called Cersei who is also a fan of showing off her skills in training sessions. Jo has a soft spot for elderly dogs, often taking them under her wing and fostering them till they find their forever home. At work Jo is drawn towards working with the young energetic dogs!

Esther Dickens

Esther understands from hands on perspective about rescue having worked in a UK animal shelter for the past five years. She is currently the canine assessor for the rescue and is passionate about using positive methods to help the dogs in her care. Esther has a BSc(Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree from Hartpury College and is currently studying for her ISCP Canine Behaviour diploma. Esther has a keen interest in dog behaviour and spends her spare time attending workshops in this field.

Tony Richens-Smith

With a background in IT, Tony is our Web Admin/Designer, but his real passion is dogs. He has always been around them. Tony first started working with Rescues by volunteering with his local RSPCA Rehoming Centre, spending his time cleaning kennels, preparing food and walking the occasional dog. Now an accredited behaviourist (through INTODogs), he offers behaviour support to the centre when he can and does home adoption visits for another rescue charity. Tony says, "Rescue Centres do an amazing job, often under intense pressure and with limited funds, so being able to support them is very important to me. As part of INTORescue I am also able to use my IT skills to help provide support". As well as his human family, Tony lives with a Lurcher and a Rescue Greyhound.

Andrew Hale

Andrew is a Trustee of INTODogs (and former Chair), Vice Chair of the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) and the Co-Founder of INTORescue. He runs a successful behaviour business in Devon, is an active member of the International School of Canine Psychology (ISCP), and is also the behavioural consultant for Animals In Distress. He also supports many large and small rescue organisations in various capacities. Andrew has a background in human psychology and he is passionate about promoting a humane, sensitive approach to the care and training of all animals. You can read about how INTORescue came about here

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Professional Membership

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We welcome Companies and Individuals to become INTORescue Sponsors to help promote Care and Support for anyone working in Rescue

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Ask our team to see how you can help promote 'Care for the carers', allowing us to help those who help others

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

~ A. A. Milne

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