Meet the Founders

Tara Majeed

Tara volunteers with the dogs of Chicago Animal Care and Control and particularly enjoys working with and counseling adopters. Through this work she has seen firsthand many of the opportunities that we have to connect and support shelters, rescues and the public.

Tara also places great importance on keeping pets with their loving families whenever possible and believes that often “rescue” is more about support.

She is dog mom to rescues Larry and Frank and lives in Chicago with her boyfriend, Jim.

Margaret Fraser

Margaret has been volunteering with shelter animals since high school when she fell in love with all the pups at the Dane County Humane Society. Since then, she’s adopted (and foster failed) with two rescue pups, Bea and Gambit, and fostered countless others.

Margaret is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and certified in fear free methods. You can learn more about her at Copilot Dog Training.

The Chicago rescue community has been her passion since moving here in 2014 and she counts herself lucky to work with so many amazing dogs and humans since getting involved. She is passionate about helping people help animals. 

Christine Nendick

Christine’s passion to help animals has always been a part of who she is. Unfortunately, her weak stomach and ability to faint on demand steered her away from veterinary school. Now, she enjoys working at The Catcade and volunteering with rescues all over Chicago and fostering as many animals as her husband will allow.

Christine lives in Chicago with her two foster fail cats, her Greyhound Rawlings and her husband Chris.

You can catch her over on her blog Rescue in Style.