Who is DRTB

Susan Weber and Pat Shepler formally founded DRTB in August of 2003. Since then DRTB has been saving the lives of 60-90 spots a year!

Susan & Patrick's passion for rescuing Dalmatians began after owning them and finding out how many ended up abandoned or abused in shelters. They decided they could sit by and do nothing or jump in with both feet and try to save as many as they could. Very quickly they soon found themselves with 27 homeless Dalmatians taking over their home! But soon, with the creation of a website donated and developed by Rich Newman, help and volunteers arrived. (We will be forever grateful to Rich for his help as he put DRTB "on the map".)

Over the past few years, we have formed a core group who work the day-to-day details of DRTB. We’d like to introduce them to you here:






 Susan Weber and Pat Shepler, Co-Founders 




 Sherry Massaro, Adoption/Foster Coordinator


Pat Hose, Events Coordinator/General Dogsbody 




 Chris Capkovic, Freedom Train Transporter


Frank Natoli,  Transporter and DWND (Doing Whatever Needs Doing!) 


Tammy & Dr. Tom Hong,  Veterinary Care


Karen Hamilton and Sandy Bomar and Linda McLaren, Foster Home Extraordinaires

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