New Leadership Appointments at Danny & Ron’s Rescue

Devon Degan


Danny & Ron’s Rescue is pleased to announce the appointment of Devon Degen to the position of Executive Director and Kim Tudor to the position of Chief Marketing Officer for the Rescue. These professionals will work with Founders, Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw, to expand programs, increase adoptions and number of dogs saved, and educate and advocate for the welfare and humane treatment of dogs.

The augmentation of the leadership team will allow the Rescue to offer more programs and services and address the increased activity and greater community interest generated from the national release of the movie, “Life in the Doghouse.” This movie features the extraordinary story of Danny & Ron, the Founders of the Rescue, who turned their own home into an ultimate safe haven to provide homeless dogs a warm and caring environment to prepare them for adoption with a loving family.

“These two professionals will provide the resources needed to not only increase adoptions and save more dogs, but also to intensify our focus on educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, and the humane treatment of animals,” says Ron Danta, President & Founder. “Their combined talent and experience, plus their love of dogs, will be instrumental in advancing and sustaining our mission.”

As Executive Director, Devon Degen will provide administrative oversight for all activities of the Rescue including program development, finances and fundraising. Devon brings a wealth of experience in marketing, communications, social media and management as a Principal of Unicorn, a social media marketing company. She has also worked with the Rescue for the marketing and promotion of the movie, “Life in the Doghouse.” Previously, she has served as Office Manager and Technician for East End Equine and is actively involved in the equestrian community. Educationally, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Marketing from Fairfield University and participated in the Harvard University Extension School Online.

Kim Tudor

As Chief Marketing Officer, Kim Tudor will be responsible for marketing and adoption services. Kim has a long and outstanding history with the Rescue, serving since 2012 as Board Member and its first Executive Director where she was instrumental in the expansion of adoption programs, social media marketing and other initiatives that fueled the growth of the organization over the years. Her involvement with the Equestrian community is extensive, serving in various roles including President and Principal of Tudor & Company, and as a Founding Board Member of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, Inc.


Danny & Ron’s Rescue is unlike other rescue organizations. Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust in a loving home, Danny & Ron have turned their own house into the ultimate safe haven. There, they personally care of injured and abused animals until they are ready for adoption. Each dog receives a wellness check from the veterinarian and is then spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, groomed and loved. Each dog is treated like part of a family, fed organic dog food from its own bowl and even allowed to sleep in the bed. The opportunity to live with humans in a real home environment prepares a dog for adoption and life with a loving family. The Rescue does not charge a pre-set adoption fee and relies on affordable donations from the adopter. Since the Rescue was established in 2005, Danny & Ron have adopted more than 11,500 dogs. The movie “Life in the Doghouse” tells the amazing story of Danny & Ron and their work with the Rescue.

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