Meet that Raiser – Sandy Forand
Name: Sandy Forand
Occupation: Assistant Superintendent
Prison: JJ Moran
Current Pup: Ginny, 10 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).
Ginny is my first dog.
What led you to Weekend Puppy Raising?
I was inspired by my daughter who was raising a pup full time for another organization in Georgia.
If you had your own talk show, who would your first 3 guests be?
General James Mattis, Simon Sinek, President George W. Bush. Learning about leadership is a passion of mine and all of these people have been influential leaders.
If you had one extra hour of free time a day what would you do with it?
I would spend it sleeping.
Would you rather be able to speak all foreign languages or talk to animals?
Talk to animals.
If you could visit one place in the world where would it be and why?
Hawaii. I would like to visit all 50 states and it’s one of the states I haven’t visited. I also love the warm weather and the beach.
Are you a listener or a talker?
I’m both. People feel comfortable talking to me, and I like to listen. I also do my share of talking.
Tell us your favorite part about being a Weekend Puppy Raiser or your favorite memory with one of the NEADS pups.
My favorite part of puppy raising is how happy Ginny is when I pick her up on Fridays. She brightens my day as soon as I see her.