About Us

Our Vision

All herding dogs in the Pacific Northwest have loving, permanent homes.

Our Mission

Our mission is to rescue unwanted herding dogs all over the world and place them in appropriate homes. Partnering with shelters and rescues across the united states. A voice for the voiceless.

Board of Directors

Vincent J. Salomone – President

Growing up in an Italian family in rural Monterey County California, Vince Salomone and his three siblings have always had animals to care for: sheep, cattle, pigs, horses and of course dogs. Vince was especially fond of dogs. The neighbors always commented on how well trained the dogs at the Salomone place were. After high school and college Vince moved around some before finding his home in Oregon in 1981. He continued to have dogs in his life and volunteered at local animal shelters while working his career in Urban Forestry and moving to Central Oregon where he continues to live and volunteer with this amazing rescue group.

Justin Taylor – Secretary

Justin grew up in a small town in Arizona and through opportunity and good favor, life has brought him to beautiful Bend, OR. Prior to living in Bend, he spent time living in San Diego, CA and Flagstaff, AZ, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Justin currently works as a Design Engineer at Hydro Flask in Bend. Justin thinks the key to happiness is surrounding himself with good friends and the chance for adventure. Helping people and animals find their adventure, big and small, is what he’s most passionate about. As a HUNAH board member, Justin’s goal is to help as many Border Collies achieve the highest quality of life they deserve. He believes that can be done by thoughtfully matching families and homes for the many Border Collies that desperately need it.

Pamela White – Director

Pamela has lived in Bend for 36 years. She is the Founder and former Executive Director of Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center. Pamela has extensive non-profit experience working with grants, marketing, fundraising, donor stewardship, branding, web development and maintenance and event planning.  She is married and lives with her husband and dog, Blue, an Aussie/Border Collie rescue they got from HUNAH.

Larry Scott – Director

Larry was raised in Bend, graduated from Bend Senior High School and attended Central Oregon Community College for 2 years. He spent 4 years in Air Force, during which time he lived in several other states. Larry is self-employed with his wife, Terri, in their B & D Auto Glass business. Having had a passion for dogs his entire life, Larry feels the need to train them and give their lives a meaning of trust and security. Larry finds that being able to give a new start to the ones that have been abused or mistreated is truly rewarding!!