Saving Lives, One Vizsla at a Time





About Us

Meet Our Directors

Our Story

Colorado/Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group, Inc. (CWVRG) started in the late 1990s with a group of dedicated people wanting to help out Vizslas in need. In 2007 a Board of Directors was created and CWVRG became incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit rescue organization. While the Board of Directors and other individuals played a part in the beginnings of CWVRG it is really the many Vizslas who started this group. Without Jesse, Wendy, Wilson, Faith, Chewy, Simon, Eureka and the many other Vizslas we have taken in and helped this organization would not exist. We exist for them and for the Vizslas who are still in need and have yet to find their way to us.

The main goal of CWVRG is to match Vizslas in need of a home, with loving families wanting to adopt a Vizsla. We are dedicated to providing rehabilitation and foster care for abandoned or abused purebred Vizslas or Vizsla mixes; to educate the community in regards to responsible dog ownership, including the spay/neuter of companion animals; assisting shelters by promoting awareness and working with shelter managers/directors in our areas, and accepting or adopting shelter dogs as quickly as possible.

Our coverage area includes: Colorado, Wyoming, western Kansas, western Nebraska, and New Mexico.

While we are an independent Vizsla rescue group, we support and assist the Vizsla Club of America (VCA) and other Vizsla rescue organizations around the United States. Our purpose is to help the Vizsla and the people who love and support the breed. As necessary, we offer support to humane shelters that handle stray or surrendered Vizslas or need assistance due to natural disasters.

We are a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Our funding comes through individual donations, adoption donations, and participation in fund raising projects. Org financials available upon request.

Meet our board of directors

These are the people  who keep us going, even when the going gets rough.
Don Dazlich

Don Dazlich

Chairman of the Board

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Teila Gilchrist

Teila Gilchrist

President

Teila's day job has run the gamut from being an office clerk to a full-charge bookkeeper, a Research Analyst and a Systems Analyst. However, Vizslas are Teila's passion. At first, her contributions to CWVRG were through fostering and transporting. In 2012, she was elected to the Board of Directors and little over a year later, became President and C.E.O.  Teila comments, "This is yet another new way I can help Vizslas. CWVRG has a wonderful Board of Directors and like me, all we want is only the best for red dogs."

Becky Clippinger

Becky Clippinger

Vice-President, Adoptions Coordinator

Having adopted two Vizslas through CWVRG, I wanted to get more involved with helping the organization. I started doing home visits for potential adopters and started fostering. Almost 5 years later, and I have fostered around 20+ dogs, and have helped CWVRG to find countless other dogs amazing homes. I have made lasting friendships and met amazing people. I have fallen in love a million times with these crazy red heads that have graced my life with their presence, whether for a moment or a lifetime. I am incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to help this amazing breed. I still go to my “other” job every day (the one that pays the bills), but rescue is my true passion.

Marty Rosenthal

Marty Rosenthal

Treasurer

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Secretary post vacent

Position Vacant

Secretary

If you are interested in joining our active and compassionate board of directors, please email us at: info@coloradovizsla.org

Angela Dazlich

Angela Dazlich

Director

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Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen

Director/Event Coordinator

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Miriamber Daigneault

Miriamber Daigneault

Director/Foster Coordinator

In January 2013 I adopted Dodger my first Vizsla. He showed me just how amazing the bond between a rescue Vizsla and his family could grow. When I received a call from the rescue asking if I would foster I knew I needed to help. Not quite 2 years after bringing Dodger into our family we tragically lost our sweet boy. It was at this moment I realized I wanted to do more and honor him by helping as many Vizslas as I possibly could. I became more involved with CWVRG and soon became the foster coordinator.

Pauli Driver-Smith

Pauli Driver-Smith

Director ex-officio, Web Mistress/Graphic Design

Pauli comes to us with over 20 years of web and graphic design experience. She is owned by her second rescue Vizsla, Miss Tori Tornado, adopted of course, from CWVRG. "While I've owned many dogs in the past, Vizslas are the only ones who have truly owned me. CWVRG not only found my heart dog for me, they are also a continual source of advice, support, and friendship. I can't recommend CWVRG any higher."