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The Canaan Dog Rescue Network is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our goals are to educate the public about responsible dog ownership, particularly with Canaan Dogs and to place homeless Canaan Dogs into new loving homes. The volunteer team is made up of the Board of Directors consisting of three Directors, Officers and our Rescue Coordinators.

The Canaan Dog Rescue Network Officers and Directors



President/Director: Carrie Franz 
Vice President/Director: Alla Geretz
Secretary: Doug van Cleve
Treasurer Becki O'Donnell
Director: Evan Kent 

We get lots of email, so we ask that you read the sections about the Canaan Dog Rescue Network Process and the FAQs, prior to contacting a Rescue Coordinator. Here you will find the basic information about how to surrender a dog or adopt a dog from the Canaan Dog Rescue Network.  In addition, the FAQs contain commonly asked questions about identifying a potential Canaan Dog.

The Canaan Dog Rescue Coordinators


States Covered


Email Address

East Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington DC, West Virginia, Virginia, Vermont Carrie Franz
Midwest Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin Alla Geretz
West Alasaka, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming Doug Van Cleve
Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotcia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Genny Landis