Wine Country Chapter

Northwest Region

Meet Our Leadership

Maureen Butler, President

Maureen started volunteering for Canine Companions in 2004 and soon received her first breeder Imman. Eighteen months later, she was asked to foster another breeder Sophie III. After a month, her family realized that Sophie needed to become an official part of their family. While having two active breeders, Maureen still found time to foster six additional litters. She has also spent time as a kennel volunteer, speaking to various organizations, making many Team Training lunches and took the role of Chairperson for Celebrity Chef/ Bone Appetite. In 2007, Maureen received a Volunteer of the Year Award from the State of California for her work with Canine Companions. Being part of Canine Companions showed Maureen her passion for helping others and raising awareness for assistance dogs.