Who We Are

Learn More About DRU

Established in 1988, Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc. (DRU) is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose purpose is to rescue abused, abandoned and unwanted Dobermans and place them in good, safe and loving homes. We also educate the public about Dobermans and responsible, humane animal care. Since its founding, DRU has provided rescue services for close to 3,000 dogs throughout the greater New England region and beyond. On average we usually have 30+ dogs in our care.

DRU is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that relies solely on membership dues, donations and fund-raising activities for its income.

Learn more about Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc. and meet our team below.

Meet Our Executive Director

Michelle Cooper

Michelle began her career in animal service in 2007 as an animal control officer for Danville NH, and has been a sworn officer there since 2009. Michelle has several years experience in non-profit shelter management and was previously employed by the New Hampshire SPCA where she managed their farm program. In addition to animal service and law enforcement, Michelle has extensive experience in finance, marketing and sales.

As Executive Director of DRU, Michelle will have operational responsibility for all staff, volunteers, programs, and execution of our mission. She will serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for our organization.

Michelle is an animal lover who is passionate about the DRU mission. She was raised on a working farm. She currently has three dogs, two cats, horses, goats and chickens on her family farm.

The board of directors is excited to start a new chapter in the life of our organization and look forward to Michelle’s contributions and leadership as DRU continues to grow.

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

NamePositionStateWith DRU Since
Jeanne DupreDirectorMA1995
Jonathan LongleyTreasurerMA1997
Grace LopesChair and ClerkMA2002
Christine StewartDirectorNH1992
Don VoseDirectorMA1998

DRU Operations

NamePositionStateWith DRU Since
Michelle CooperExecutive DirectorNH2020

Administrative Team

NameRole
Sue BoutinAdoptions
Debbie EvansAdministrative Operations
Rick JonesIntakes and Facilities

Kennel Team

NameRole
Cathy SanchezKennel Manager
Juanita HowardSenior Kennel Staff
Rick JonesSenior Kennel Staff
Sue BoutinSenior Kennel Staff
Katie CarafaKennel Staff
Kiara JutrasKennel Staff
Mikayla JutrasKennel Staff
Cooper MuenchKennel Staff
Hannah PlimptonKennel Staff
Mickie TiltonKennel Staff

Training Team

NameRole
Julia McDonoughTraining Director
Hannah PlimptonTrainer

DRU Operations

Name Role State of Residence Year Associated with DRU
Debbie Evans Administrative Operations N/A N/A
Cathy Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Sue Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Juanita Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Zach Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Katie Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Mickie Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Deb Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Katie C Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Kiara Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Mikayla Kennel Operations N/A N/A
Susan Boutin Cecarelli Adoptions N/A N/A
Julia McDonough Training Program N/A N/A
Tom Training Program N/A N/A
Jen Training Program N/A N/A
Zach Training Program N/A N/A
TBD Intakes N/A N/A
TBD Intakes N/A N/A

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