About Our Rescue

Almost Home Canine Rescue (AHCR) was founded in Madison, SD. In Early 2018, the group was reestablished in the Sioux Falls, SD area by a group of passionate animal lovers. While we will now be based in Sioux Falls, we will continue to have a large presence in Madison through community events and assisting the Madison Animal Shelter.

​AHCR is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is 100% volunteer-run and serves to help abandoned animals find new homes. Any of our board members would be glad to answer any questions
 at info@almosthomecaninerescue.com.
Almost Home Canine Rescue recognizes the need for diversity and inclusion so that we may carry out our mission to serve unwanted, homeless, abused or neglected pets in South Dakota and the surrounding area. Just as every dog and cat has needs that our mission works to fulfill so do our donors, volunteers, fosters and adopters. All involved play a vital role in the success of our mission no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. All are valued and respected and we work to ensure all voices are heard.

Our Team


Katie Day
Crystal Christianson
Tara Brady
Michelle Seten

Leadership Team

Katie Day
Dog Foster Coordinators:
Tara Brady
Supplies/Cat Coordinator:
Taylor Wingert
Social Media Coordinator:
Michelle Seten
Cat Social Media Coordinator:
Brittany Tielke
Applications/References Coordinator: 
Randie Vandekieft
Grant Coordinator:
Sara Spartz
Meet n Greet Coordinator:
Cassie Nicolai
Puppy Coordinator:
Trystan Scherier
Website Coordinator:
Kayla Carpenter

Other Roles

Home Visit Specialist:
Kylie Reiners
Dog Vetting Specialist:
in process
Preventatives Specialist:
Marisa Haupt