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Founder & President


Rosier Days Dog Rescue Society was founded by Tara Craigen in October of 2013. Tara began volunteering with animals in need at a very young age, starting with a veterinary clinic in 1996. She finds purpose in assisting animals who have no one in their corner, and is motivated by finding them loving homes who share a mutual interest of helping them live happy, healthy, loving lives.

Her vision for RDDR inspired her to pursue an education in dog training. She believes that  rescuing is more than addressing medical needs and rehoming. She strives for continued education for RDDR so that we are always doing the best that we can for the dogs in our care.

Emily Miller


Emily’s introduction to rescue was the addition of her best friend Coco.  After about a year of owning Coco, Emily joined the Rosier Days team as a foster mom. Since becoming a foster, she has only failed once, adding Tucker to her family, while continuing to help rehabilitate others.

She feels that being a part of such an amazing group of compassionate women, and saving lives feels like a dream come true. There is always hard days, but looking back on the happy faces reminds us to keep going!

Shannon McDaniel


Shannon is passionate about everything dog. Her dog Cricket is a RDDR Alumni and together they participate in disc and agility, nosework and many training activities.  Shannon is the owner and trainer of Coastal Paws, offering hikes and training. 

How We Operate


​We focus on quality care for all of the dogs that come to us. We aim to "set them up for success" and thrive in their new homes. RDDR does not focus on number of dogs, rather giving each dog that comes into care the best possible start at their new lives.

  • Minimum two week assessment period

  • Implementing training to help the dog feel comfortable and confident in their new environments

  • Providing quality medical care and nutrition

Where We Are

Victoria, BC

Who We Are

Our Directors are compassionate women who have found their purpose in making the world a better place for dogs.

Founded in 2013 by Tara Craigen, after realizing the heartbreaking reality of homeless pets worldwide. We are now a uniquely run rescue that we are very proud of.

Our Dogs


In Loving Memory of Angela Good


We are devasted to share that we have lost one of our beloved board members, Angela Good.

When Tara started Rosier Days Dog Rescue Society, Angela jumped in with no hesitation. Taking on anything and everything. Saving, rehabilitating, and housing as many as she could. She ran fundraisers, rescue missions, assisted in spay and neuter campaigns, the list goes on... She was so selfless, determined and kind in all that she did. She always had a smile on her face, a willingness to help, and love for any animal that needed assistance. She started the Victoria team and brought Emily to the team. She cared deeply about each and every dog that she helped and for each family that she coordinated an adoption with.

Angela was not only a founding member of Rosier Days, but she was also an amazing friend, and losing her is a profound loss, for us personally, as well as for the rescue community, her family, and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.

We hope that our efforts can celebrate the compassion, kindness and memory of our dear friend. 

Help us honour Angela's memory by allowing us to save more animals. Donations can be made via Paypal or etransfer to:

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