WHO WE ARE
Get to know us.
Citydogs4Streetdogs relies on many professionals who are giving their time and efforts for their unconditional love for dogs. The voluntary Swiss founding and board team is responsible for strategy, communication, budgeting and funding. The professional Romanian team tackles all the daily challenges at the shelter. We are developing a Volunteer and Animal Caretaker Program which allows international helpers to collaborate with our constant team in Romania.
Noëlle is the founder of Silvertree GmbH which gives services as a ﬁnancial advisor to high net worth individuals and manages Citydogs, her own dog nursery. Her work within Citydogs is her passion. To be a founding member of Citydogs4Streetdogs is her way to contribute and give thanks to her most important teachers – the streetdogs.
Anja with her dog Lotty is not only one of the ﬁrst clients of Citydogs, but also a lady that dedicated her life to helping the less fortunate. Her administrative talents are vital to Citydogs4Streetdogs and free of charge.
Tobias is managing partner of stories AG, one of the leading Swiss commercial ﬁlm production companies. As Noëlle’s husband he is fully equipped in all dog matters as well as responsible for all media matters of Citydogs4Streetdogs. Together with Noëlle he is the proud packleader of their two adopted streetdogs Pipa & Roma.
Ich habe 2 Hunde, Luna (Labrador-Rottweiler-Mix) seit sie ein Baby ist (heute 10 Jahre alt) und einen spanischen Strassenhund Tyson (Jack Russel Mix) von Gran Canaria seit 4 Jahren (er ist heute 11jährig). Ich liebe die beiden über alles und versuche jede freie Minute mit ihnen zu verbringen. Mein Herz gehört den Tieren, besonders den Hunden. Ich bin mit verschiedenen Tieren u. a. auch einem Hund aufgewachsen. Mein Wunsch wäre es, dass alle Tiere/Hunde dieser Erde ein sicheres und freies Leben leben dürfen. Deshalb möchte ich was immer möglich ist, für die tun, die dieses Leben leider (noch) nicht leben dürfen.
Gabriela’s two dogs are her great source of energy and joy in life. Jekku, is a Parson Russell Terrier, and her second dog, Minnie, is a Romanian love child from Citydogs4Streetdogs. Both are today proud members of Citydogs. Gabriela feels that we humans have an important responsibility for taking care of our domesticated animal and humans’ best friend – the dog. Through Noëlle and Citydogs4Streetdogs she found the perfect place to help and see how her personal input directly improved the dogs’ lives. Gabriela is more than glad to share her experiences on adopting Minnie and tell why that was one of her best decisions in life!
Nadia Rosasco is producer and owner of the advertising movie production company ROSAS & CO Films in Zurich. Since she has adopted Gigi a Spanish streetdogs, she gets involved with streetdogs around the world. If she could she would rescue all of them and find them a nice home. Here with Citydogs4Streetdogs she wants to do more than just donate money. From her job she is good in organizing, she uses that skill to help Citydogs4Streetdsdogs.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
Pascale Egloff-Michel, Founder & CEO of Conﬁdas Treuhand AG is Noëlle’s accounting ﬁrm. Pascale is not only an exceptional professional in her ﬁeld, but also a lady of heart with the intent to create good in the world. Her services and the services of her ﬁrm are offered to Citydogs4Streetdogs free of charge.
Silvia Kunz, has always been mainly a cat mummy is literally “gone to the dogs” since her first flight sponsor service from Zurich-Bucharest-Zurich (2014) and has since then accompanied nine dogs to Switzerland. In addition, she supports us in various administrative tasks like for example to take care of the three major insertions platforms: Anibis, tieronline.ch and Petfinder.
Alice and her great vet team operate our dogs on site. Their medical expertise and kind dedication to our cause are crucial for its success.
Olga lives with her husband on the premises. Olga and her husband own many dogs themselves. Although Olga was told in the past to not take care of the streetdogs living on the property, she did so with whatever she had. This is how Olga and Noëlle met and came to trust each other throughout the year 2011.
Robert is head of security on the premises. One of the biggest threats for the streetdogs have been the security guards that protect the area. Most of them do not like the streetdogs and treat them badly. Therefore Robert is crucial to our team.
George speaks ﬂuent english and is a big help to us translating to the local team. He is a big dog lover. He rescued 6 streetdogs who live with him at home. This is how Olga and George met. George tirelessly supports Olga in her work with the streetdogs bringing sick dogs to the veterinary or hospital, driving around everywhere to ﬁnd well priced dog food and taking it to Olga as well as helping with water and all organisational matters that are required.
Denis is one of our major sponsors. He is a passionate dog lover who invests his heart in our project and supports us in many ways, from improving the shelters to making sure, all dogs receive enough food, Denis is always ready to help. Many of the dogs in our shelters were brought up and taken care of by Denis himself.