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Nov 21 Canine Relaxation Protocol for Tolerance of Surroundings - Denver

Nov 21 FREE Puppy Socialization - Denver

Nov 23 Canine Impulse Control

Nov 30 Canine Guarding of Territory, People, Belongings or Food

Nov 28-Jan 2 NO Puppy Class 

DECEMBER 5 Flirt Poles for Dogs: Make and Learn to Use for Exercise and Better Control - Denver

Dec 9 $250 discount ends for Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program

Dec 12 Pet Holiday Photos, Refreshments, Retail and Open House


JANUARY 1 $100 discount ends for Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program

Jan 9 Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program

Jan 9 FREE Puppy Socialization - Denver

Jan 16 NO Puppy Class

Jan 23 FREE Puppy Socialization - Denver

Jan 30 FREE Puppy Socialization - Denver


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The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
Phone 303-239-0382

PLEASE NOTE: We do not own or operate a shelter and work with animals ONLY through fosters at this time.
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Misha May’s Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program begins January 9, 2016!
There are early registration discounts available. Request the application and information at

There are some changes which make the program shorter in length with the same educational opportunities. Here is some information:

Program Length: Specific Saturdays beginning January 9, 2016 through , December 3, 2016 (Graduation)

Location & Time: Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S Broadway, Denver from 11:30am-5:00pm

Saturday Agenda: Students will attend a class for students only, followed by classes offered to the public.
These classes include, but are not limited to Puppy Socialization, Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, Understanding Dogs (serious issues such as fear and aggression), Scared & Scary (dog-reactive dogs), and various single theme classes such as anxiety, canine body language, barking or leash walking.

Some group classes will focus on the use of self-soothing techniques or anxiety reduction techniques as well as the application of flower essences, essential oils and Tellington TTouch. Students will initially observe and assist, taking on more responsibility as they become more capable.

A very important experience is the opportunity to follow cases long-term, seeing the improvement due to the techniques

Program Fee: $3500 if paid after January 1st, 2016

Early Registration Discounts:
$3250 if paid by Dec 9, 2015 ($250 discount)
$3400 if paid by Jan 1st, 2016 ($100 discount)

Payment Plans: The Director is available to discuss payment plans at

Steps to enroll:
Request an application.
Submit application.
Talk with and/or meet with Executive Director Lorraine May.
Submit payment.

Exact dates of required classes at Doggie Delights:
January (skip 2), 9, (skip 16) 23, 30
February 6 (skip 13) 20, 27
March 5, 12 (skip 19, 26)
April 2, 9 (skip 16) 23 (skip 30)
May 7, 14, 21 (skip 28)
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July No Classes
August No Classes
September (skip 3), 10, 17, 24
October (skip 8), 15, 22, (skip 29)
November 5, 12, 19 (skip 26)
December 3 (Graduation)

Requirements in addition to classes
1. Homework = about 1 hour per.
2. Reading list
3. Handling – During the 13 weeks we do not have class, each student will practice dog handling.
4. Private appointments – Each student will accompany the Head Trainer on at least one private in-home behavior appointment.

BB goes to sanctuary with a Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Dog Trainer Graduate

BB came to Misha May Foundation when she was 4 months old, having been tagged by a shelter to be killed for aggression. BB never showed any aggression, nor has she ever done more than growl when distressed. She survived distemper and other illnesses. 

BB has been Director Lorraine May's foster for 1.5 years and has remained quite feral. The sanctuary has offered BB a permanent placement in case she never becomes adoptable.

Donations to cover BB's food, vet care and medication for her tremors can be donated at or checks mailed to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.

Donations of bully sticks, frozen raw bones, frozen raw patties, or gift certificates may be purchased and left for Misha May to pick up at:

Doggie Delights, 1432 S Broadway, Denver, 80210 Phone:(303) 777-5076

Kriser's Natural Pet Supply, Colorado Mills Mall, 14710 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401. Phone:(303) 278-3977

Lil' Angel Pet Boutique and Gallery, Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1014 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209 Phone (303) 777-0224


Lorraine May's latest article for 9news gives tips on living with more than one dog

NOT interested in becoming a dog trainer?
But you work in (or would like to work in) a pet related business?
Misha May’s Prepared Pet Professional Program is for you.
Includes CPR & First Aid certification, animal handling and communication, canine and feline behavior science, holistic approaches, core courses as well as over 50 electives.
You receive a certificate and up to one year to complete.
Your program begins the day you register.
Email for an application and more information.
Refer someone to our program who registers and receive $100 worth of our classes FREE!



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Listen to Lorraine May's interview on Mile High Radio!
Be On Air Colorado | February 10, 2015

READ the article about Misha May in the Denver Post: Your Hub: Lakewood here! Lakewood nonprofit Misha May Foundation helps train unadoptable dogs by Austin Briggs


Misha May's Executive Director and Head Trainer Lorraine May now writing for 9NEWS! See her training tips here.


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Apply for Understanding Dogs Scholarship here. Download a word doc or PDF.
To sponsor an Understanding Dogs Scholarship, donate here, email or call 303-239-0382.

CAN"T WAIT for classes? Contact us for an in-home behavior session or 303-239-0382. 

We Know You Love The Animals Like We Do

Thank you for visiting The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue website! There is something here for everyone, whether you are looking to volunteer, foster, adopt, take a class, go to an event or donate. We appreciate anything you can do for our dogs and cats.


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Our Commitment

  • We believe that each individual dog and cat, regardless of breed or mix, age or issue, or amount of time needed, deserves the opportunity to find a forever home. We rehabilitate medical and behavior problems, and facilitate healing. We are committed to the forever placement of each animal for whom we assume responsibility. 

  • We are committed to a compassionate society where euthanasia, or a ‘good death‘, is reserved for those animals who are suffering without hope, as well as for those animals whose dangerous behavior is truly beyond rehabilitation.

  • We are committed to using healing, compassionate methods, not force, with the animals we rescue as well as any animals we help.

  • We are committed to educating ourselves and others in canine behavioral science, relying upon teaching and communicating with dogs, rather than on frightening, dominating or intimidating them.

  • We are committed to each individual dog and cat, and we celebrate the mutually beneficial bond that they share with humans.

  • Licensed under the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act, CO Dept of Agriculture

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As a licensed rescue / training / boarding non-profit, Misha May Foundation passed our annual inspection by a PACFA representative of the Colorado Department of Agriculture today! We had a few paperwork blips but that's all:) There is a lot of paperwork, requirements and guidelines to follow to be licensed. It's a lot of work but the oversight on behalf of animals is truly worth it!



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Welcome to Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue website!

Our classes are appropriate for rescued dogs as well as non-rescued dogs. We successfully teach all breeds, sizes, ages and issues.

We do not have a physical location. We use foster homes for all of our animals. We use rented or donated space for our classes. We also offer dog behavior sessions, animal communication and reiki in your home.

We save hundreds of dogs through our community training programs, which offer free spots to fosters from any shelter or rescue, as well as our free puppy socialization classes.


Misha May Foundation
Dog Training and Rescue

Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
Phone 303-239-0382

PLEASE NOTE: We do not own or operate a shelter and work with animals ONLY through fosters.
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If you have a rescued pet: You'll get 10% off your new pet door AND Hale Door will donate that amount to the shelter or rescue you choose. To order online and receive your discount simply enter the name of the rescue organization during checkout.

Check out all our adoptable animals here on Petfinder!

Please join our MEETUP GROUP:Denver Dog Behavior with Misha May Foundation and help us spread the word about positive dog training!

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