Vice-President of Intakes
Valerie Kleine joined Col. Potter in 2003 when the loss of her heart dog, Spencer, brought her to us, where she found her boy Hawthorne, the most shy, damaged little boy she’d had ever met. It was because of Spencer and Hawthorne that she became involved with Col. Potter as a member of the Rescue Team and a foster home. Since then, she has adopted four more of her own foster dogs, Harvard, who became her heart and soul and left her at the age of just six years old, taking a huge piece of her with him, Baby Girl, who is waiting at the Bridge, Kady is her Cairn Princess and Zeus who came to her family as an eight month old puppy and is now a typical Cairn boy, and full of himself. Valerie splits her time during the year between her Wisconsin , Florida, and Hawaii homes. Harvard (black brindle), Hawthorne (on her lap) and Baby Girl are pictured with her.