Lori Harris, Audra Bentley, Tim Clune, and Kim Clune
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tim Clune, a public interest lawyer by day, was a founding member and dog adoption chairperson of a local rescue in his off time, placing over 500 dogs during his 15 year tenure. After a brief hiatus, Tim enthusiastically returns to the world of rescue as Board President of Dog House Adoptions. Originally from downstate, Tim has proudly called Rensselaer County home for more than 20 years and looks forward to addressing the unmet needs of stray dogs in his own back yard.
Lori Harris, active in animal rescue for more than 12 years, has focused her volunteer efforts on dogs. Working for a private development company that builds affordable housing throughout the U.S., Lori and her husband built their own home right here in Rensselaer County. As the owner of the “very best dog” who was returned three times before finding her permanent place in this world, Lori is committed to helping the very deserving dogs of Rensselaer County find their homes too.
Audra Bentley, a lifelong Rensselaer County resident, has grown up caring for local strays of all kinds. As owner of Curves in West Sand Lake, that mission continues as Audra rallies her members around community fundraisers for charity, many of which benefit animals. After accepting her board position and meeting the dogs, Audra returned a day later to adopt Tucker, a sweet senior boy who will live the rest of his days surrounded by more love than he’s ever known. Audra’s commitment to this dog and our organization offers that same hope for all Dog House Adoptions’ dogs.
Board Communications Director
Kim Clune, owner of Mixed Media Matters, Inc., helps animal welfare and humanitarian aid groups promote initiatives using print, digital and social media. Founding member and Director of Be the Change for Animals, Kim’s international activism site was awarded Best Cause Blog by DogTime Media. She also celebrates human/animal connections through writing, photography and film at ThisOneWildLife.com.
Balancing a quest for global change with a desire to act locally, Kim now blends her passion for animal welfare and philanthropy to serve stray dogs and the people of Rensselaer County. With hands-on experience revealing the softest side of dogs once deemed “unadoptable,” Kim believes that all dogs deserve the chance to shine, enriching people’s lives through therapeutic, educational, and companionship opportunities. Her goal at Dog House Adoptions is to make as many of those connections as possible.