Ambassador for Dogs' Homes of Tasmania
Lisa Gormley - Actor
Born in Yorkshire, UK, Lisa Gormley grew up in Tasmania’s Huon Valley and attended Woodbridge District High and Rosny College. She is perhaps best known for her role as Bianca Scott in the long running TV series Home and Away, but Lisa is also an established Acting Tutor and Casting Director.
As a dog lover and Tasmanian, Lisa is a passionate supporter of the rescue dogs at Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania and joined our team as an official Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania Ambassador in June 2021.
Growing up, rescue dogs were always part of family life so when Lisa and her partner decided it was time to add a dog to their family it was a natural choice to “adopt not shop”.
One day, after following the Dogs’ Homes Facebook page for some time, a photo of a little white dog popped up and Lisa just knew they had to meet. Lisa visited the Hobart Dogs’ Home to say hello to this gorgeous girl and it quickly became clear she had found “the one” and a little dog named Sasha had found her new home.
"There's such a powerful connection between dogs and humans, and they do so much for us, not just in our families but in society as a whole. We owe it to all dogs to do our best to care for them when they are in need."
Like many new adopters, Lisa thought about giving her new friend a different name, but once she researched the meaning of Sasha: “defender and keeper of mankind “, it was clear Sasha already had the perfect name.
Wherever Sasha is found with Lisa – asleep on a chair at work, zooming around the Tasmanian bush, playing with other dogs at the dog beach, visiting a cafe with friends or asleep by the fire at home – Sasha is truly Lisa’s beloved friend and keeper.