Meet the Raisers – Ross Lemoine & Shannon Mackey

Name: Ross Lemoine & Shannon Mackey
Occupation: Ross: Nurse Shannon: Ultrasound Sonographer
Prison: Gardner
Current Pup: Charlotte, 15 months

How long have you been a Weekend Puppy Raiser and how many dogs have you raised? (Include furloughed dogs and the one you are currently raising).

We have been raisers for just about a year. Charlotte is our first!

What led you to Weekend Puppy Raising?

We were originally Weekend Puppy Sitters and ran into Rea one day on campus, started talking and it went from there and we wouldn’t change it for anything!

Ice Breakers

If you had your own talk show, who would your first 3 guests be?

Ellen DeGeneres, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Aniston

If you had one extra hour of free time a day what would you do with it?

Just resting and relaxing

Would you rather be able to speak all foreign languages or talk to animals?

Ross: Speak all languages; Shannon: Talk to animals

If you could visit one place in the world where would it be and why?

Ross: Australia; to see the Great Barrier Reef, hold a Koala and go to the Australian Zoo; Shannon: Turks & Caicos; the clear ocean

Are you a listener or a talker?

Ross: Listener; Shannon: Talker

Tell us your favorite part about being a Weekend Puppy Raiser or your favorite memory with one of the NEADS pups.

Our favorite thing is seeing how the pups progress in their training. It’s rewarding to see how all their hard work pays off and they truly love their jobs. We get to watch them grow up and have new experiences each week, our favorite with Charlotte being when she experienced her first snow during “free time.”

Read the entire Meet that Raiser series here.