About Us

Northwest Samoyed Rescue has a simple guiding principle: It’s about the dog. 

The mission of Northwest Samoyed Rescue is to rescue unwanted Samoyed dogs and place them in forever homes where they are wanted and loved.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving Washington, Oregon and Northern Idaho. 

For other rescue organizations, see the Rescue Contacts list on Samoyed.org.

We were founded in 2008 as a  union of Samoyed Rescue of Oregon and Samoyed Club of Washington State Rescue.

We do not have a shelter. The dogs we rescue are fostered in private homes by volunteers.

Our current board members are:

Hans Bjordahl / Board Member / President, 2023 term

Kathleen Guinee / Board Member

Cheri Hollenback / Board Member 

Melissa Hopper / Board Member

Holly Irvine / Board Member

Ron Manor / Board Member / Treasurer 2023 term

Denise Rautio / Board Member

Contact us at rescue@nwsams.org