Ola Gentle   Ola is one of the Owners of Paws Above, and the Executive Director of the rescue. She has been caring for and training dogs her whole adult life, 20 years! She is most passionate however when it comes to homeless dogs. She has been rescuing and rehoming dogs for as long as she has been training them.

Ola Gentle

Ola is one of the Owners of Paws Above, and the Executive Director of the rescue. She has been caring for and training dogs her whole adult life, 20 years! She is most passionate however when it comes to homeless dogs. She has been rescuing and rehoming dogs for as long as she has been training them.

  Jeff Gentle   Jeff is one of the Owners of Paws Above, and also the Vice President of the rescue. Together with Ola, Jeff left his full time job to focus on the dogs. Jeff has incredible skills in reading dogs and is always teaching us to relax and give them lots of love and attention. He also takes a lot of amazing pictures and videos of our guests!

Jeff Gentle

Jeff is one of the Owners of Paws Above, and also the Vice President of the rescue. Together with Ola, Jeff left his full time job to focus on the dogs. Jeff has incredible skills in reading dogs and is always teaching us to relax and give them lots of love and attention. He also takes a lot of amazing pictures and videos of our guests!

  Anne Thibault   Anne has been with Paws Above since August 2016. She is a Senior Dog Handler at Paws Above! She has been assisting Ola in training since she began and has gone through Ola’s obedience classes many times with her dog Gunner! Anne is one of our strongest dog handlers and can often be found running around with the dogs!

Anne Thibault

Anne has been with Paws Above since August 2016. She is a Senior Dog Handler at Paws Above! She has been assisting Ola in training since she began and has gone through Ola’s obedience classes many times with her dog Gunner! Anne is one of our strongest dog handlers and can often be found running around with the dogs!

  Ashley Goodmurphy   Ashley has been with Paws Above since April 2017. She is the Administrative Assistant and Senior Dog Handler at Paws Above. She is also an active part of the rescue as the Director of Operations. She is Paws Above's resident computer nerd and has also completed the Graphic Design program at Seneca College.

Ashley Goodmurphy

Ashley has been with Paws Above since April 2017. She is the Administrative Assistant and Senior Dog Handler at Paws Above. She is also an active part of the rescue as the Director of Operations. She is Paws Above's resident computer nerd and has also completed the Graphic Design program at Seneca College.

  Elle Méconse   Elle has been with Paws Above since February 2018. She is one of our part time Dog Handlers. She has taken the Animal Care program at Sheridan College and has a lot of animal experience including shelter, clinic and even wildlife. She has her own dog named River, as well as snakes, guinea pigs, rats, gecko’s, a hedgehog and fish!

Elle Méconse

Elle has been with Paws Above since February 2018. She is one of our part time Dog Handlers. She has taken the Animal Care program at Sheridan College and has a lot of animal experience including shelter, clinic and even wildlife. She has her own dog named River, as well as snakes, guinea pigs, rats, gecko’s, a hedgehog and fish!

  Dawn Lemay-Hayward   Dawn is our rescue's President and also our Adoptions Manager. With so much to do behind the scenes involving rescue work (home checks, paper work, interviews) Dawn has graciously stepped up and is now the leading force to be reckoned with if you apply to adopt one of our dogs.

Dawn Lemay-Hayward

Dawn is our rescue's President and also our Adoptions Manager. With so much to do behind the scenes involving rescue work (home checks, paper work, interviews) Dawn has graciously stepped up and is now the leading force to be reckoned with if you apply to adopt one of our dogs.

  Shauna Thom   Shauna has been training and assisting in training, for Paws Above since our inception. You may have seen her in class on many occasions with. Shauna has been pivotal in class, but more importantly as a friend. Her honest comments are respected and her passion for making a difference while staying humble are envied.

Shauna Thom

Shauna has been training and assisting in training, for Paws Above since our inception. You may have seen her in class on many occasions with. Shauna has been pivotal in class, but more importantly as a friend. Her honest comments are respected and her passion for making a difference while staying humble are envied.

  Maya Bryzgalski   Maya is the closest person in the world like a mother to Ola. The most impressive quality of hers and Kubas (her husband) is their patience for difficult dogs and fostering them. She sees no "problem" or "issue"...she just sees the good. Trust us when we say she is a seasoned foster parent! Maya you are our rock!

Maya Bryzgalski

Maya is the closest person in the world like a mother to Ola. The most impressive quality of hers and Kubas (her husband) is their patience for difficult dogs and fostering them. She sees no "problem" or "issue"...she just sees the good. Trust us when we say she is a seasoned foster parent! Maya you are our rock!

  Apollo   Apollo is Ola’s French Bulldog. Anyone who knows Ola knows that she is a bulldog girl! Apollo has been her sidekick in training, and a familiar face here at the farm. His favourite thing of all time is BALLS!

Apollo

Apollo is Ola’s French Bulldog. Anyone who knows Ola knows that she is a bulldog girl! Apollo has been her sidekick in training, and a familiar face here at the farm. His favourite thing of all time is BALLS!

  Mars   Mars is a permanent resident here at the farm. She was surrendered to Ola due to her fear reactivity and is living her best life on the farm because of her specific needs. She loves quick pats, treats and playing fetch!

Mars

Mars is a permanent resident here at the farm. She was surrendered to Ola due to her fear reactivity and is living her best life on the farm because of her specific needs. She loves quick pats, treats and playing fetch!

  Bruce   Bruce was a rescue that came to the farm because he required a home where he could be a working dog. This guy is a big suck, and watches over our farm animals! Bruce is happy and fulfilled here while at work!

Bruce

Bruce was a rescue that came to the farm because he required a home where he could be a working dog. This guy is a big suck, and watches over our farm animals! Bruce is happy and fulfilled here while at work!

  Bob   Bob is a permanent resident here. His fear reactivity with humans was enough that his original owners had several professionals tell them to euthanize him. Bob is safe and happy here at the farm, and loves to run!

Bob

Bob is a permanent resident here. His fear reactivity with humans was enough that his original owners had several professionals tell them to euthanize him. Bob is safe and happy here at the farm, and loves to run!