After skiing in Sun Valley since the 80’s, Rita and her husband George built their first home in the valley and became residents in 2006. Prior to that, Rita lived in Laguna Beach for 25 years where she enjoyed her experience with the local animal shelter as a volunteer for 5 years. Rita had been active with animal rescue in California with dogs, cats, sea lions, and pelicans; after moving to Idaho, she continued by helping geese, elk, and horses.

Rita adopted her first dog from the shelter in 2013. A beautiful 11 year old lab/husky mix, Lucy, who enjoyed the remainder of her life with the Gollehers. Currently, Rita has 2 shelter dogs: Abby, a 4 year old German Shorthair Pointer/Standard Poodle mix, and Ginger, a 2 year old Border Collie mix.

Rita has been an active member of the community, serving on the board of Swiftsure, and now Mountain Humane. She also spends much of her time with her retired horses at her ranch in Hailey.

Rita and George love their life in the valley, where they spend time with their grandkids, dogs, and horses, as well as skiing, golf, and fishing. Rita and George are committed to helping animals in our valley, as well as throughout Idaho.