In this Episode of the Muttz with Mannerz Canine Academy Podcast, host Corey McCusker interviews Lorraine Houston, President, and Founder of Speaking with Dogs Rescue.
Lorraine has 40 years “in dogs” when she began her career at the Toronto Humane Society in 1980. Since 2001 Speaking of Dogs Rescue has helped transport, foster, vet, and re-home hundreds of dogs in the Toronto area. All dogs entering their rescue are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and have their medical needs attended to.
Corey and Lorraine discuss:
- How Speaking of Dogs helps dogs in need to care for them and find them new homes.
- A friend’s experience with Speaking of Dogs – rescuing a 14-year old dog.
- Helping Homeless Pets and how Speaking of Dogs assists them.
- What you need to be aware of if you are considering adopting a rescue.
- A story about a rescue situation – how Speaking of Dogs steps in when a senior owner can no longer care for their beloved pet.
- What slow and steady means as it relates to a rescue dog.
- The Speaking of Dogs foster program, including the amazing forever and foster program for older dogs.
- How this registered charity uses the funds from their fundraising and donations. Corey shares how Muttz with Mannerz is helping out!
- Their adoption application process and how Corey felt when applying to adopt her new fur-baby Skye!
To learn more about Speaking of Dogs Rescue visit their website at https://www.speakingofdogs.com/
To donate visit https://www.speakingofdogs.com/donate/
To learn more about their adoption process visit https://www.speakingofdogs.com/adoption/adoption-process/
Sign up for their newsletter at https://www.speakingofdogs.com/resources/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/
About Lorraine Houston
Even as a child Lorraine’s passion for dogs was evident but officially and professionally, she has 40 years “in dogs” when she began her career at the Toronto Humane Society in 1980. Throughout the years her experiences have included animal shelter work and management, Animal Control Officer, SPCA cruelty agent, dog trainer, Therapy Dog evaluator, newspaper columnist, seminar organizer, and host, animal advocacy Board member, Hurricane Katrina response team, canine behaviour training and assessments and dearest to her heart – dog rescue and fostering.
A three-time Maxwell award winner from the Dog Writers Association of America, Lorraine has penned numerous magazine and newspaper articles to raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs, the puppy mill industry, and the rewards of positive, force-free, motivational dog training. She launched Speaking of Dogs Rescue in 2001 when an old friend from the Toronto Humane Society called her to come and meet a dog who was at Toronto Animal Services and would benefit from a foster-based rescue organization.
Corey McCusker, Canine Coach
Corey’s passion for helping humans and dogs excel led her to take a leap of faith after 22 years working in the Financial Industry to leave her corporate job in 2006 and start two companies. Corey is a Coach at heart and works with business leaders and high-performance teams, but her true passion has always been canines. She now has created a career that supports both.
Corey founded Muttz with Mannerz in 2006. Her foundation of knowledge which includes being a Senior Manager, Dog Trainer, Vet Assistant, World Tour Lead, and Mental Performance Coach helped her to launch the Canine Academy. The purpose of the academy is to assist pet parents build the foundation for their pups to be with them for life.
Corey believes in giving back to the community. Over many years she has volunteered at the Toronto Humane Society and the OSPCA and is also proud to be an evaluator for St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. She held the position of Director of Communications on the board for the Canadian Association for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives from 2017-2019. She has been active with Markham Fair and been a Team Captain and on the Executive for Stouffville Ladies Floor Hockey League for over 15 years.
Corey has made Stouffville her home for the last 18 years and shares it with Mike, her partner, two stepdaughters, Karla and Alison, and their two energetic kittens, Dino and Demi. Over the years Corey has been fortunate to be blessed to share her life with 6 wonderful canines, Tilley ( Miniature Dachshund), Tiny, Kira (Great Danes), Fred(Maltese), Charlie(Morkie), and Cleo(Miniature Poodle). Corey and Mike welcomed their new puppy, Skye, a rescue Muttz from Manitoba reserves into their home in June. 2021. They have big hopes for her and look forward to Skye filling their lives with joy and being an active member of Team Muttz.
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