Our Team

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Aimee Dent – Founder and Canine Lifestyle Coach 

Aimee is the Founder of Guardian Angel Animal Rescue. She lives in Adelaide in a small local town called Wasleys. She has always loved animals, especially horses. She competed competitively in Show Jumping with great success until she had her gorgeous son, Abel. Aimee’s love for animals grew and she decided to make it a career. As a teenager, she studied her certificate 1 and 2 in Veterinary Nursing and has been lucky enough to secure a job in a vet clinic. She has a huge love for dog training and has studied her Certificate in Dog Psychology and Training and is an NDTF government accredited instructor. She takes puppy school at Blakes Crossing Vet Clinic. Her fur family consist of 3 male Rottweilers – Arlee, Joker and Kyser and a cat called Opie.


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Lucy McFadyen – Administrator 

Lucy is the administrator of Guardian Angel Animal Rescue and manages our fundraising team and marketing activities. She is a passionate advocate for animal welfare and works tirelessly to raise the profile of our organisation as well as providing education and awareness on ethical tourism options when interacting with animals, the plight of endangered species and supporting those on the frontline via her initiative – Global Warrior. Lucy has an extensive background in risk management, compliance, quality improvement, WHS and business administration and management. This ensures our organisation meets all requirements of our charity status and licensing requirements. Lucy has two male King Charles Cavalier Spaniels (black and tan of course!), Sabbath the cat and many tropical fish.


12512323_1534195793540271_3376039446661113064_nLuke Clancy –  Canine Assistant 

Luke is Aimee’s partner. Luke has always grown up loving animals and trained his very first dog to a high level of obedience. Every waking moment was spent with his childhood best friend, Choco who currently resides at his parents’ home. Luke has grown up and worked with working breeds such as Kelpies. His love grew for Rottweilers when he met Aimee and now they specialise in the black and tan breed. Luke states, ‘There is never too many Rotties at home’. Luke loves spending time training and assisting Aimee with socialising the rescues.


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Aimee Heywood – Photography Specialist 

Aimee H is the girl behind the lens. Tying her love for animals and artistic nature together, to bring heart warming photographs of GAAR dogs, looking for their forever homes. Aimee grew up with a passion for helping and caring for animals and with that passion quickly grew her fur-family. She is now the pet-rant of a German Shepherd X named Millie, a cat, 2 rabbits, 4 birds and a turtle. Aimee assists GAAR with dog portfolios, transport, exercising dogs and manning event stands.


12050396_10153188694182705_557743981_oAnna O’Leary – Foster Care Coordinator

Anna is the first stop in the recruiting process for new carers onto the GAAR team. She deals with general correspondence and enquiries via the facebook page, email and telephone. She also fosters pups. To be honest though, she has the help of her 5 dogs who act as nanny to the little ones and a great husband who is always ready to lend a hand. One of her greatest pleasures is watching all the dogs interact with each other and simply enjoy being. An avid lover of our natural kingdom and all its pleasures, Anna is fierce in holding to her belief that we all must try our best to cause little harm.


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Carolyn Catanzariti – Animal Adoption Specialist

Carolyn has opened her home to over 120 dogs that have come into GAAR’s care. Quite often it is the dogs first stop on the journey to their forever home. Having been an Obedience Instructor and taking her own dogs through to titles in competition obedience, agility and endurance, she understands how dogs learn and that some need more guidance than others. After 2 years of fostering, she had her first foster fail in Mumma (Queenie). Her family is very involved with the fostering as is their rescue cat, Puss, who has helped some dogs over come their cat re activity.