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Dog at the Beach

Meet The Team

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Dave Wright

Dave is the founder and Team Leader for Friends Furever Animal Rescue.  He started the rescue in 2015.  He is from Jerome and has lived in Idaho for 31 years.  He is a full-time welder and also works on bikes and ski patrol at Magic Mountain on the weekends.  

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Sheri Johnson

Sheri started with the rescue in mid 2018.  She has

organized annual fundraising events,  helped with adoption events, transported, searched for lost animals, and even opens up her home to weekend fostering.  She is guardian to her black lab.

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Katie L in Boise

I have always been an animal lover and after taking in my first medical foster, I became addicted to helping dogs find loving homes. I foster, help with the rescues' social pages, microchip management, and walk dogs to get them out of the kennels. Outside of volunteering, I work in digital marketing, and spend a lot of time outdoors with my dog Kevin!

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Rosalie Skefich

Rosalie has volunteered for dog shelters and rescues for over 20 years in Santa Barbara, California and Treasure Valley, Idaho and has been enjoying assisting Friends Furever Animal Rescue since September 2020.  She is guardian to her furry beast LEONA.

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Angie & Jeff Summers

Angie & Jeff Summers first got involved with FFAR in 2017 when they went to an adoption event and fell in love with a black lab who they named Rosco.  They began transporting animals to appointments when along came their first foster, a great Pyrenees who had been abandoned in the mountains and survived all winter.  It only took a few days and she became their first foster fail.  Over the past several years, they have fostered to help over 150 pups find their forever homes.  Our human kids are all grown so we now spend the majority of our time loving on our pack of BIG dogs,  3 Great Pyrenees and 2 Lab mixes, and one little Foster boy Chaco who may end up staying with us forever...

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Jeffrey Ford

We were fortunate to have Jeffrey M. Ford join our team in the role of Treasurer/Board Member. Jeff had been in the banking/financial field for 20-plus years and is active in the Treasure Valley community and assisting with nonprofits. Jeff has been a big supporter (previous adopter) of Friends Furever Animal Rescue  Jeff raised 2 adult sons and adopted 2 rescue dogs.


Darren & Peggy Nickerson

Darren has been volunteering with animal rescue organizations since 1997.  He and his wife, Peggy, have been foster parents, kennel assistants, involved in search and rescue, and transporters. Darren has been helping animal rescues in Magic Valley, including FFAR,

since 2018.  Darren & Peggy have two non-fur and 10 fur kids including two dogs, two cats, and six goats. During his free time, Darren enjoys being out in the camper, kayaking, and building stuff in his wood shop.

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Kimmie Miller

Tamara Johnson

Animal-lover Tamara could not wait to retire so that she could help animals almost on a full-time basis.  She has always been a weekend transporter to get the furries from over-crowded shelters to foster or forever homes, but now she is on the road with interstate transports several times per week delivering furries and their supplies.  Even with several 'foster-fail' pets, she continues to foster animals in her home and assisting at off-site fundraiser events.  Watch for Tamara passing you on the highway in her silver-streak Kia!

Even with a part-time job, family, and a pack of rescue dogs and cats, Kimmie has been volunteering with several animal rescues in the Treasure Valley since early 2015.

As more dogs came into rescue, her volunteer work expanded to helping various rescue organizations boarding their dogs at Emerald Street, Kennels, Boise. She has been active with FFAR since at least 2020 and has been given the title of "matchmaker" because of her keen sense of reading adoptable dog and people behaviors.

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Sheila Lewis

Sheila is a dedicated animal lover and rescue enthusiast with a lifelong passion for dogs. Her journey into the world of animal rescue began over 30 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri, where she tried to make a positive impact on the lives of furry companions in need.


Recognizing the importance of reuniting lost pets with their owners in her community, Sheila founded "Out & About Wandering Pets" on Facebook over 12 years ago. 


As a versatile FFAR volunteer, she contributes to various rescue efforts,  assists in trapping, mentors volunteers, facilitates adoptable dog meetings and dog-to-dog introductions, transports,  and provides foster care, especially to the sick animals.


Sheila currently is guardian to three furry companions…a pitsky, a Chesapeake Bay retriever border collie cross, and a foster heeler that was trapped in a farmer's field where she was abandoned after harvest. 

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