Northwest Samoyed Rescue

Who We Are

Northwest Samoyed Rescue is a union of Samoyed Rescue of Oregon and Samoyed Club of Washington State Rescue. We worked together for so many years it made sense to combine our operations. Since February 2008 NWSR has been a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

We do not have a shelter. The dogs we rescue are fostered in private homes by volunteers.

Mission Statement

The mission of Northwest Samoyed Rescue is to rescue unwanted Samoyed dogs and place them in homes where they are wanted and loved.

Board of Directors

Hans Bjordahl / Board Member / President
Ryann Grady / Board Member
Holley Irvine / Board Member
Melissa Hopper, OR Rescue Coordinator / Board Member
Terry Hopper, Board Member
Kathy Manor, Board Member
Ron Manor, WA/ID Rescue Coordinator / Treasurer
Erin Sitterley / Board Member / Secretary
Tom Sitterley / Board Member

NWSR has the support of the local Samoyed breed clubs in the northwest. Our directors are members of the Samoyed Club of Washington State, the Willamette Valley Samoyed Fanciers, and the Samoyed Club of America.

If you have a question about rescue, or are looking for a dog, please write to