Darby Rolfe

Favourite Food? Spaghetti Bolognese

Favourite Place? Swanage, England

Dogs or Cats? Cats!

My Story

I grew up in Whitby and my fascination for animals started at a very young age. For my 13th birthday, I insisted on having a traveling zoo visit as my birthday party. After my parents saw my joy and delight as a tarantula crawled over my head and face, they were certain that my passion for animals would be lifelong. 


Although my degree is in Professional Communications, my commitment to animal welfare has led me down a unique path. In 2017, I started volunteering with the Toronto Humane Society (THS). I fostered a bunny, Ferrero Rocher, who quickly became a ‘foster fail’ (I adopted her). Shortly thereafter, I joined THS in their adoptions department, working to build long-lasting bonds between shelter animals and their adopters, and giving post-adoption support. 


At home, I enjoy the company of my partner, two cats, and two rabbits. In my free time, I enjoy riding my bike, going to the gym, socializing with friends, and living only five minutes from Woodbine Beach; there’s lots to do!