Our mission is to find loving forever homes for strays and mistreated dogs. To promote awareness in animal welfare and prevent cruelty as well as educate the public about humane treatment of animals and encourage vet care and spay/neutering.
Christiane Dionne, MBA
Consulting, Executive Director
Christiane is passionate about animal advocacy, community development and proper training methods for our dogs at the rescue. You will often see her out in the field working our dogs or at the top of a mountain. In her spare time, Christiane advises clients on wellness initiatives and encourages financial freedom through entrepreneurial business endeavors. She currently shares her home with a Mastiff, Yellow Lab, Pitbull, Golden Retriever and one Guinea Pig.
Wendee Amero, ARNP
Emeritus Board Member
Animal advocacy is so important and has been part of Wendee’s life for close to 10 years. As one of the founding members, Wendee has made it her purpose to connect dogs with their furever families. Wendee is a Family Nurse Practitioner and continues to consult with our board in an Emeritus role.
Sandra Bonola, MBA
Sandy is a Business Consultant with a deep passion for animal welfare and rescue organizations. She has been involved in many capacities in rescues from fund raising to being a foster family. Her passion for animals was ignited by her best friend, Maximus, pictured here. She is delighted to be joining the Board and looks forward to working along side the great team at Wags n Wiggles to continue to make the rescue a best-in-class operation!
Bruce Jasper, Esq.
Kate became involved with rescue in 2004 when she fostered her first dog. She has since opened her home and heart to hundreds of foster dogs over the years. She has a soft spot for the “underdogs” that are so often overlooked. Kate is passionate about dog rescue and has been an avid volunteer for the past 18 years helping in many different capacities. She loves helping dogs find their furever homes and helping families find the right dog. Kate lives in Claremont, NH with her family including a three-legged dog named Vassar. When not helping dogs, she is busy helping people at her job in the human services field as a Service Coordinator.
Crystal Robertson, SHRM-CP
Crystal is a Newport resident and a wife, mother of two teenagers and two fur babies, and a Human Resources Professional. Crystal started her career in Banking/Human Resources back in 2001 and currently is an HR Generalist at Claremont Savings Bank. In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family and animal rescue. Crystal started with Wags and Wiggles in 2020 and enjoys utilizing her HR experience to advocate for and help match dogs with their forever families.