Jenny Langendoerfer

Executive Director

Jenny joined the Little Guild this year after a decade as Vice President of MI Integrated Media in Norfolk.  Her extensive background in communications, marketing, and business development will allow enhancement and strengthening of the Little Guild's mission to rescue, love and heal homeless cats and dogs and of the animal welfare programs provided to the community.  Jenny has been involved in a broad range of local educational, recreational and economic organizations as well as a volunteer for a number of nonprofit causes.

Jenny, her husband Mike, and two sons Barrett and Xavier live in Norfolk with their two rescue dogs Scout and Georgia, and their cat JazzPurr, a Little Guild Alumnus!

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Ashley Innella

Shelter Manager

Ashley joined The Little Guild as a volunteer, walking and spending as much time as she could with dogs.  In late 2015 she became a full -time animal care specialist, and in the summer of 2017 Ashley was promoted to Shelter Manager.  The Little Guild residents are already reaping the benefits of her knack for leadership and teamwork.

Born and raised in Torrington, Ashley has adopted and fostered multiple animals throughout the years.  In 2006 she adopted her dog Wyatt, and her start at the Little Guild was inspired by Wyatt's passing in 2015.  In addition to Wyatt she has also adopted another dog named Kip, a cat named Naggie, and just recently she adopted two more cats from the Little Guild, Wednesday and Haze.

Ashley is known for seeking out the special needs, elderly and misfit animals who may not otherwise ever know a loving home.  When she ran out of room in her own home, she started bringing family on board to help foster - and now the "Innella fostering program" is indeed a family affair!

Kristen Hale

Kennel Manager

Kristen started at The Little Guild volunteering as a dog walker alongside her husband. She grew up with a passion for helping all animals; from orphaned and injured mice and bunnies to stray cats and dogs. This love for animals led her to the Little Guild where she joined the staff as an animal care specialist in 2019, and was promoted to Kennel Manager in 2020. Kristen lives in Millerton, New York with her husband, Dustin and their Corgi, Bentley and their L.G. Alumni Cattle Dog Maverick!

Pam Vanty

Feline Manager

Pam first started fostering cats for the Little Guild in early 2017, became a staff member in November of 2018, and was promoted to feline manager in 2020. She has cared for orphaned kittens, pregnant mothers, and semi-ferals that just needed a little extra socialization. Fostering since age 15, Pam fell in love with the ability to change an animals life for the better. 

Pam is from New Hartford, CT where she lives with her 2 rescue dogs and 2 cats. She also fosters a long term medical needs cat for the Little Guild named Spartacus. 

Wendy Guerrera

Animal Care Specialist

Wendy joined the Little Guild in 2015 as an animal care specialist, continuing a lifetime of pet and wildlife rescue and advocacy that was inspired by a Kenyan safari at age 13. Raised on Long Island, Wendy’s first job was at North Shore Animal League, which is today one of the world’s largest animal rescue and adoption organizations. She subsequently studied wildlife behavior in East Africa, and has been involved in horse and pig rescue. She has served as a board member of the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund, which distributes funds to animal rescue groups.

Wendy thrives on being part of the day-to-day care, feeding and socialization of the Little Guild’s dogs and cats, and is committed to providing them a clean and comfortable environment. Wendy’s pets at home currently include 3-cats and one little Chihuahua who keeps everyone in line. 

Chris Marro

Animal Care Specialist

Chris joined the Little Guild in 2017 as an animal care specialist, continuing a lifetime of passion for animals and a desire to make a difference in the rescue community.  He brings with him a degree in marketing, and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of our residents.  Chris resides here in Ct. with his Jack Russell Terrier and his three rescue cats.

Jill Maher

Animal Care Specialist

Jill joined the Little Guild team in August of 2019.  Her love of animals has been life-long, starting from preschool when she brought home her first "rescue", a stray kitten from the school parking lot.  Since then she has had numerous pets including two rescue dogs.  She has volunteered for animal rescue since 2007.

She lives in Harwinton, Ct. with her husband Erik, her two children Lane and Hope; and her beloved rescue dog Darby, a yellow lab.  Jill is excited and happy to be a part of caring for and helping the cats and dogs at the Little Guild to find the loving forever homes that they deserve.

Brielle Williams

Animal Care Specialist

Bre grew up in Dutchess County where its beauty sparked her love of nature at a young age. Her desire to make a difference and work hands on with animals brought her to join the Little Guild team in 2018 as an animal care specialist. Bre lives in NY with her beloved Jack Russell rescue, Ella. 

285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike

West Cornwall, CT 06796


Monday/Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday- Friday - 12-noon to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Little Guild is a 501 (c)3 organization.

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