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Sat, June 22
Trauma: Addressing Behavior, Health and Confidence in Dogs



*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 Place Guarding
*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

The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is a grass-roots 501(c)3 non profit organization that operates solely from fundraising, income derived from a variety of human and animal classes, and the goodwill of many volunteers. Our sole purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs (and cats) at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavior or medical issue. We save animals from euthanasia (from many sources) and foster them for as long as it takes to find a home.

Misha's Story

The One and Only Misha

Misha was on her way to a shelter in Clearwater, Florida when she had the good fortune to be rescued by a couple who kept her for a year before finding her a home with me. They hadn't wanted a dog - but there she was - a beautiful, spunky 10 month old Black lab mix! She became my inspiration, constant companion, and the joy of my life for over 15 years.

What would have become of Misha had she completed the trip to the shelter? Who knows for sure. But, did you know that even in the best of shelters, with loving care, proper nutrition, daily walks and specially designed training programs, there are still some dogs who, while waiting for a home, simply cannot withstand the stress, fear, loneliness and loss? It is just these dogs who may make the best pets. They are often the ones who crave human companionship and would thrive on the daily affection and play in their own family. Sadly, however, they become less and less attractive to potential human companions, as they appear increasingly needy or anxious, depressed or disinterested. Who will adopt or foster them then?

We hope it is you. And we are prepared to help with our Holistic Wellness Plans. Even though there are numerous organizations helping animals, in the end, each animal needs a home he or she can count on to uniquely nourish a broken or neglected spirit. It is our mission to help you help these "special" dogs become whole once more.

  • Finally Our Own Dog! Click here to view article: Misha May's First Rescue

  • Foreclosure Crisis 2008: Misha May on Channel 7 News. Please click here to see the video.

  • Rocky Mountain News article about The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Click here

  • Rocky Mountain News article about a lost dog Misha May rescued in Utah. Please click here to read the article about Wendall.

  • Thank you, Misha. Click here to view article: Inspiration

  • Honor Dogs with Love Click here to view article: For Snoopy

  • Reiki Exchange Click here to view article :Reiki Interchange

  • Email Newsletter from 6/1/2010.

  • Email Newsletter from Summer 2009.

  • Email Newsletter from Summer 2008.

    Grey's Story

  • On May 8, 2007 Grey's surgery was performed by cardiologist, Dr. Karen Sanderson of Alameda East Veterinary Hospital who discounted her services. See entire story here.

  • In each interview I was asked why Grey? Why spend so much money on him when there are so many animals who need help? I was pleased to be asked that question as it allowed me to talk about the mission of Misha May. I mainly highlighted 4 things:
    1) Misha May attempts to help whichever dogs show up for us to help. The dog doesn't need to fit any criteria or standard like breed or age or personality or health; Misha May accommodates the dog, and who he or she is. This has meant holistic cancer treatments, long-term behavior training; puppy developmental education, heartworm treatments, etc. Or, as in this case, specific fund raising for Grey's surgery.

    2) We treat dogs as if they are owned, not homeless. The difference in perception means we assume there is a home waiting for them and that if we do what is needed it will happen. We demonstrate that rescue can be not just humane but actually pleasant for the animals. They become and remain extremely adoptable. So far, so good!

    3) Because we treat our dogs as part of the Misha May family, we provide a model, which encourages and supports the public to do the same. We don't discard our pets, euthanize them, give up on them, mistreat them, or abandon them. We believe it is unacceptable to treat a pet in that manner. We will take a dog back any time during his or her life.

    4) In helping each individual dog, we always help additional dogs. In this situation, for example, we set out to raise money for Grey, but between donations and discounts, we most probably will have more than Grey needs. Grey has said he will be most happy to share with our other rescues. Grey was helped and then helped others. We like that very much!

Lorraine May and Zeb


About Lorraine May, Founder and Executive Director

My reason for being is to improve life for dogs. In this ideal world, there would be no homeless, neglected or abused ones. And there would be no need for rescue, nor for families to give up their pet not knowing whether he or she might find another home. People often ask me how I got started in training, behavior and rescue. Although I have studied and Programd, my motivation and education have primarily come from the dogs themselves. My calling is to understand dogs, rehabilitate them, and then write about the process. In the beginning, I was compelled to rehabilitate my own dogs rather than consider giving them up. As it happens with many of the dogs who pick us, I loved them dearly, but wasn't entirely pleased with how they behaved.

Governing Board of Directors

Lorraine May: Executive Director and Founder
Eileen Alm: President
Terry Chriswell, Publisher, Mile High Natural Awakenings: Vice President/Secretary

Advisory Board

Jennifer Seyfert, Barbi Springer,
Steve Oxman, Judy Golightly, Cheri Roesler, Mary Hall

The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
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Recent News, 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!

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

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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;

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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!

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