Founder of Coco's Heart | Executive Director
Ashley has always had a love of animals, it started early on with her childhood dogs. She had to save up "good points" on her chore list to earn their first family dog, Patches. A few years later she was able to bring home her own dog, Coco. He was Ashley's best friend and Coco's Heart Dog Rescue was founded in his memory. Ashley graduated from UW-RF with her Bachelors in Social Work. She previously worked at veterinary clinics, traveled, and eventually founded CHDR in 2010. She and her husband have a beautiful daughter and 3 of the most well behaved dogs in the world (just kidding- but they are 3 of the most special dogs!). Kayla, Timmy, and Hope- they may be "special needs" but nothing slows them down from enjoying life and making new friends. She feels blessed to be able to help rescue dogs and help give them the lives they deserve!