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Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization made up of dedicated foster families fighting to change the lives of homeless dogs of all ages, breeds and health — until there are none.


Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Founded by Director Janelle McFarlane on November 23, 2011, Hearts of Hope’s dogs are provided with the best possible vet care, a safe place to stay and the love they deserve. We do not have a shelter facility. Our volunteer foster homes take these wonderful dogs into their homes until we find their forever families.

Pet overpopulation is a global crisis. Our local animal shelters are full of wonderful dogs that just need more time and help finding the right home. Many of our dogs come from these local county shelters. Hearts of Hope strives to help as many dogs as possible. If we are able, we will help. We know we can’t save them all, but it matters to the ones we can save.


President: Janelle McFarlane

Secretary: Nicole Homrich

Treasurer: Michael Stodulski

Director of Financial Development: Karen Thompson

Director of Legal Affairs: Kelly Kluting

Director of Marketing and Public Relations: Taylour Varga

Director of Fundraising and Events: Taylour Varga