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Tracy Cole, President

Tracy Cole has been involved in rescue and fostering rescue dogs for over 8 years. She lives in MA with her husband Ron and their labs Snickers and Abby, as well as their cocker spaniels Maxwell and Lola. Tracy oversees For the Love of Labs, including financials and the vetting of our rescue dogs. Please contact Tracy Cole at

Tracy O’Connell, Executive Director

Tracy has been involved in rescue for a little over three years ~ beginning by volunteering for a transport and the rest is history! She lives in CT with her husband Ken and three boys who all assist in caring for the dogs she fosters as well as her chocolate lab Mya and her yellow rescue lab Max. Tracy oversees rescue along the east coast and in the deep south. Please contact Tracy O’Connell at

Cathy Selle, Director

Cathy has been fostering and in rescue for over 13 years and joined FTLOL in Jan 2011 after fostering several labs for us.  She lives in Missouri.  Cathy has several dogs of her own including two labs Bella and Axel. Cathy is an outdoor person and loves to swim, hike and garden with the dogs.  Cathy oversees our midwest division.  You can email Cathy at

Kristen Bell, Director

kristenKristen has been involved in rescue for a little over a year ~ starting out as a transport volunteer for various rescue organizations before coming to FTLOL in July of 2012. She lives in New York with her husband Rob and her rescue lab mix Barkley. Kristen oversees transport up and down the east coast, the deep south and parts of the Midwest and assists with adoption applications and Facebook posts. Please contact Kristen at

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