About the Organization


Love of Collies and Shelties Rescue of SEVA is the result of a merger between the Love of Collies and Shelties Rescue Inc. and the Collie and Sheltie Rescue Association of Southeast Virginia. Karen Joos was asked if she would come back and run the original rescue due to a declining donor and volunteer base amid rumors that the group was shutting down.  She and her husband, along with Jessica and Walter LaBrie, agreed to join the two rescues which resulted in the current rescue LOVE OF COLLIES AND SHELTIES RESCUE OF SEVA. The rescue continued with a new name while keeping with the original EIN number. After a year of organizing records, getting insurance, and rewriting by-laws, policies, and procedures along with taking in and rehoming 14 dogs it was decided that more help was needed. In 2019, Karen put out a call for support and it was heard loud and clear.  The current board has worked diligently to organize the rescue by developing and filling specific board roles, shaking out its list of volunteers and fosters, and planning for the future of the group.  We’ve upgraded our website, taken advantage of collaborative tools for non-profit organizations, and again revamped policies and procedures.  We are here for the long run and we are helping dogs every day.

2020 Executive Board of Directors:

Karen Joos

Brian Joos

Barbara Holmes

Amber Krueger

2020 Operational Board of Directors:

President Karen Joos

Vice President Amber Krueger

Treasurer Brian Joos

Secretary position available

Intake Director Karen Joos

Foster Director Vicki Armstrong

Adoption Director Anita Neuhoff

Volunteer Director position available

Events Director position available

Transportation Director Amber Krueger

Fundraising Director position available

Media Director  position pending