Our Team

Our people are extremely dedicated to what we do here at All Breed Rescue & Training. Meet our team and board who make everything we do possible! 

Lauren Fox, CPDT-KA: Executive Director

Lauren has been the Executive Director of All Breed Rescue & Training in Colorado Springs since 1998. On the training side of the organization, she teaches group classes, and provides private consultations, evaluations, and counseling. On the other end, Lauren rescues and rehomes more than 100 dogs a year, and has personally fostered over 100 dogs. She presents training demonstrations and seminars at animal shelters, schools, libraries, and veterinary practices. She has taught both high school and college level courses in animal behavior, and has clicker-trained and rehabilitated hundreds of animals, including many breeds of dogs, wolves, wolf-crosses, cats, parrots, donkeys, and horses. Lauren currently shares her home with four dogs, a cat, an umbrella cockatoo, three donkeys, a Shetland pony, a Thoroughbred, two 15-year-old human children, and one amazing spouse!


Heather Balle-Mason: Director of Operations, Web-Dog, and CGC Evaluator

Heather started at ABRT in May of 2011 with her dog Ripley. She started as a student but quickly became family, assisting classes, then joining the student program before moving into the front office. At this point in her time at ABRT, she has done a little bit of everything and now handles most of the inhouse technical needs of the organization.

When not at ABRT working, she teaches freshmen how to survive in college. Ripley is a retired Service Dog, who moonlights as a therapy dog on campus, and is learning how to herd sheep. He has his Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Urban Canine Good Citizen, Farm Dog, Barn Hunt Open, Advanced Trick Dog, and Rally-Obedience Novice titles. Together, they also assist the Behavior Counseling team when needed. Retro is the new kid, an Aussie who started as a foster and stayed. The remaining member of Heather's pack is her boyfriend, Nick, who handles the more mundane of dog chores around the house.


Jenna Haines: Director of Behavior

Jenna began with All Breed Rescue & Training in 2011 to follow her passion to help dogs and owners blossom. She is, currently, the Director of Behavior and Canine Behavior Specialist to further this passion. When not working, she enjoys hiking, camping, being outdoors, and  live music. She enjoys spending time with Cassidy (her first foster whom she adopted) who is a 13 year old Carolina Dog and Princess Leia, a 2 year old Bulldog who has earned her CGCA, TKN, RN, and graduated Therapy Dog in the past year.  She is, also, owned by two crazy cats, Yoda and Gandalf. She has also, proudly, fostered many puppies over the years..

Julie Harbican: K9 Nosework Trainer

Julie has been involved with All Breed Rescue & Training since 2001 when she started as a client. Julie currently teaches: Puppy Raising 101 (Socialization) and Canine Nosework (Scent Detection). She is currently an Adoption Champion (her current five dogs are all adopted from All Breed and she holds the All Breed record for her number of "foster failures") but is working hard to become a Foster Champion instead. She has currently given seven other dogs a place to stay until they find their forever home.

Currently Julie shares her home with her personal dogs, two foster dogs, a patient cat, and an even more patient sister, Karen. In her spare time (lots of laughing), Julie likes to cook, read, bead, crochet, and waste time on Facebook and Pinterest. She also competes in Canine Nosework with her dogs Lucy and Bugsy.

Karen Hancock: Puppy Raising Trainer

Karen has been with All Breed Rescue & Training since 2008 when she won a free Foundation Course class at a dog show and brought her pug to the class. Karen enjoyed her class so much that she decided to join the student program. She now teaches Puppy Raising 101 along with helping us keep all the pennies in the right place. She fell in love with her first foster dog, Pharaoh. She learned that the dogs rescued by All Breed are wonderful dogs who just had bad beginnings. Karen lives with her "pack:" Minya (Pug), Pharaoh (Chi Mix), and Moi (Pug mix). She also has two parrots and eight ducks who keep all the dogs in “their places and on their toes.”

Anneliese DeAragon: Trainer and CGC Evaluator

Likes Dogs. Doesn't like writing. First came to All Breed for puppy class. Never left. Now a dog trainer with an awesome pitbull, Prim, plus Ponder, a pit mix, Keico, a GSD, Wink, a pit, and Pan, the baby Malonois.



Gordon Weldon - President of the Board

Patricia Humphries - Vice-President of the Board

Kristyne Plonczak - Secretary

Ramona Weldon - Treasurer

HayDen Kane - Member-at-Large

Claudia Melzig - Member-at-Large

Michael Gustafson - Member-at-Large

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410 1/2 E Fillmore St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 264-6460