Meet that Raiser – Lisa Grandin

Name: Lisa Grandin
Occupation: Executive Recruiter
Prison: MCI Norfolk
Current Pup: Candy; 20 months old

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).

I have been a puppy raiser for 10 years and have raised 7 pups.

What led you to Weekend Puppy Raising?

I wanted to volunteer for an organization that helps veterans. Two of my NEADS pups have been matched in the TAD program.

Ice Breakers

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

My Dad – he is deceased now, but I would love to ask him more questions about his childhood. He was one of 18 children and had a very interesting family. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon- because I want to do a choreographed evolution of dance routine with them!!!! Lol

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

  • If I had one hour of extra free time everyday, I would learn to speak a new language. My husband and I love to travel.

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

  • Easy answer – I would rather be able to speak to animals ! That would be so much fun and a lot of laughs!

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

  • If I could visit one place in the world right now it would be a cycling trip through Croatia. I have been fortunate to have traveled to countries in Europe and Asia – this is the next on my bucket list!

Are you a listener or a talker?

  • I am definitely a listener, especially in large groups.

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

So difficult to pick one favorite memory,as meeting the clients at graduations has been amazing, as well as putting smiles on people’s faces whenever they see the puppies.

Read the entire Meet that Raiser series here.