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Lorraine Siena Reid – Trainer
For the first four days during Hurricane Sandy Lorraine managed the animal rescue shelter, representing the Petsafe Coalition of Long Island, NY through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at Mitchell Field. As the victims of the storm were losing their homes to flooding and wind damage Nassau County OEM scrambled to organize a place to provide safety and welfare for over 150 dogs. She was called upon to be responsible for a team of volunteers who went to great lengths to extend a helping hand to a community in need in the best way they know how: loving their animals and keeping them safe until they could be reclaimed.
We are saddened to say we lost Dennis on September 29, 2020 – You will forever be in our hearts! May you Rest in Peace!
Dennis Kanyuk – Activities Director ( Long Island Branch)
Dennis began working with Happy Paws K-9 Academy in January of 2010 when he adopted his 2nd dog Buddy as a companion to his first dog Laika. Buddy was extremely shy and afraid of everything and everybody. To overcome some of Buddy’s issues, Dennis found himself spending a lot of time with Yogi (Lorraine’s dog). With the help of Yogi and by playing games he was able to bring Buddy out of his shell. He knew Laika’s days were numbered (she was 16), he decided to give another dog a forever home – Princess. Dennis is a retired charter boat captain – the Princess Marie out of Point Look Out on Long Island (hence the dogs name). When Dennis is not supervising play time at Happy Paws K-9 Academy he is volunteering at the Freeport Animal Shelter under the supervision of Bobby and the Strays. He since has adopted another dog named Lucky. Lucky was found roaming the streets of South Hempstead – since there was no room at the Inn (so to speak – ie. the Freeport Shelter) he decided to foster the dog until her forever home was found. As happens a lot – he grew (as we all did) very attached to Lucky and decided he would be her forever home. Dennis now has three very lovable dogs he calls his family.
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Dog Training in the Catskill Region of Upstate New York 518-734-5435 (weekends only)