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Foster dogs from any rescue or shelter may attend our dog training class for free. Register at


OCT 31 Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest benefitting Misha May

NOV 5 4 week Scared and Scary - Lakewood

NOV 5 4 week Understanding Dogs with your dog - Lakewood

NOV 19 FREE Intro to Classes and Programs

JAN 21 Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program – Lakewood
$500 Discount by Nov 19 - LAST TIME offered




*Animal Communication
*Animal Reiki Certification
*Animal Rights
*Anxiety, Fear, Phobia and Trauma
*Barking & Digging
*Basic Obedience & Good Manners
*Behavior Training
*Canine Anxiety
*Canine CPR and First Aid
*Canine Massage
*Canine Nutrition
*Canine Sensory Management
*CATS: Understanding the Mysterious Creature
*Come Command
*Door Manners
*Families and Dogs
*Fear & How to Lessen It
*Finding Your Calling
*Flower Essences for People & Pets
*Food, Toy and PlaceGuarding
*I Can't Control Myself
*I'm Scared and Scarey on a Leash
*Introvert in an Extroverted World?
*KIDS: Earn an “I’m a Dog’s Best Friend” Certificate
*Leash Walking and Good Manners
*Obedience and Good Manners
*Off-Leash Protocol
*Proper Greetings: Who Me Jump up?
*Puppy Socialization
*Separation Anxiety
*Spirit Animals
*Understanding Cats
*Understanding Dogs
*Veg Life

*FREE Overview of our Dog Training Programs with Q&A: 6 week Obedience and Good Manners, Canine Good Citizen Certification, Single Theme Behavior, Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Certification, 4 week Understanding Dogs, 3 week Leash Walking, 3 week Off Leash / COME
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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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Oct 31 HALLOWEEN PET PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST benefitting Misha May! Click here for more info

Misha May's New Online Gift Shop

Click to see items. Then, email indicating which numbers you are interested in and arranging pick-up. Items will be available most Saturdays in Lakewood near Bel-Mar or ask for alternatives. Pay using our donation button.

Misha May’s Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program – Lakewood
All hands-on and taught by Lorraine May, M.A.
LAST TIME OFFERED in this comprehensive format.

$500 DISCOUNT if you register and pay half of the tuition on or before November 19, 2016.

Request an application and more info at
January 21, 2017 – December 2, 2017 on 2-3 Saturdays per month from 9am - 2:15pm

Lorraine May has been training for over 15 years. Misha May has always accepted the hardest dogs that no one else wanted. Lorraine has fostered and worked with just about every breed and every issue successfully over the years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Denver's Best Dog Trainer voted 3 years in a row. You will benefit from her years of rescue and private experience, and so will all of the dogs you come to know!

Philosophy: Misha May employs Learning Theory which is an educational approach. We communicate with the dog clearly, establishing consistent rules. We set the dog up for success so that instead of punishing him for doing something wrong, we spend our time teaching and practicing what is right. Just like an athlete practices his skills, we coach the dog until he can perform correctly on his own. Why wouldn’t we be kind and compassionate to our best friends, rather than harsh and punishing?

If you want to make a career change, enhance your current dog related career, volunteer with a rescue or shelter, or simply help all of the dogs you know, this program is for you.

$500 discount if you register for and pay half of the tuition on or by Nov 19. Attend the FREE intro that day for more info. Request details and an application at

HIRE A GUEST SPEAKER! “How to Understand WOOF Behavior with Denver’s Best Dog Trainer: 3 secrets to creating a harmonious home for humans and canines”

Does your business, club, school, church, assisted living facility or other group need a guest speaker who entertains and educates? Lorraine May is available to speak about dog behavior problems and solutions. She will answer questions and follow up by emailing relevant handouts. May also shares miracle stories of rescues from Katrina to Kabul.
Contact for more information and to schedule.

Misha’s Mom, Lorraine May, has been training for over 15 years. As founder, executive director and head trainer of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Support, she has always accepted the hardest dogs that no one else wanted. Lorraine has fostered and / or worked with, just about every breed or mix, resolving a wide variety of serious issues successfully over the years.

Fun Facts:

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • M.A.T. Masters in the Art of Teaching
  • Over 20 years in the classroom; 12 in kindergarten

  • M.A. Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
  • 10 years in private practice as a psychotherapist

  • Certified Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher
  • Reiki Master Teacher, Creator of Animal Reiki Certification
  • Studied flower essences, essential oils, Tellington Touch, anxiety and aggression reduction techniques

  • Graduate of Bovine Metropolis School of Improvisation
  • Performs in Denver with the groups Degeneration Improv and Princess Bootcamp

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

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.

Click here for a great puppy class video!

Apply for an 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. 


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Lorraine May and Zeb

Mission Statement

In order to create a society in which abandonment, homelessness and euthanasia of dogs and cats does not exist, The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue rescues, rehabilitates and finds forever homes for dogs and cats at risk, regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed, in conjunction with providing educational services to the community.

Mission and Purpose

  • To provide options, training and rehabilitation for homeless mixed-breed dogs, or any dogs and cats who need us, until they find a permanent home.

  • To design creative foster partnerships and innovative programs which maintain or improve the health, social skills and overall well-being of these animals as they wait for their perfect people.

  • To consistently support other non-profit organizations that aid and benefit animals.

  • To provide structure, training and support for rescue volunteers and the community at large.


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 that puts an end to euthanasia as a means of animal population control, as a solution to behavioral issues, or as justification for human error, apathy or irresponsibility.

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

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

Social Media, Links & Fun Stuff

Click here to see a Draw the Dog cartoon
Wish List on Amazon
Past Email Newsletters OK! Go Music Video
100 Outtakes with Rescue Dogs during rehearsals - hilarious!
Dog's Guide to Training your Owner

Welcome to Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue website!

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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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Class Cancellation Policy: Generally, we do not cancel classes. If we do, we will contact you by email. Be certain you have registered with a legible, easy-to-read, correct email address. When weather may be an issue, the class will not be cancelled if the teacher will be attending. Fees are then used to pay class expenses. In the case of extenuating circumstances, we will do our best to work with you. If a class is cancelled, we will re-schedule the class. If you cannot attend a re-scheduled class, your fee may be transferred to another class or become a donation which is tax deductible.

Ways to Help Us

Check our our Online Gift Shop

Sponsor one our many activities: the printing of our annual newsletter/mailing, signs or flyers, special event space, etc;

Money (click on the donation link) to keep our animals fed and help pay veterinarian and boarding bills;

Time as a Volunteer

Services or Products at one of our many events - gain exposure and goodwill!


Reiki session or charm to someone's animal who can't afford it;

A portion of your proceeds: any business or event can do it;

Come to a Class or Event which helps us raise money!

Contact us and let us know what works for you, or to see how we might work together. We're excited about the possibilities and are always open to new ideas!

Any time you shop on Amazon using the following link, a donation will be made to Misha May

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.


Trish Kelly, your Pet Friendly Realtor donates a portion of every sale to The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Call her today at 720-331-6377.