Meet Lisa Rossano
When not volunteering her time with America’s VetDogs and the Guide Dog Foundation, Monte's puppy raiser Lisa Rossano, keeps busy with her two sons, and husband of 34 years Ernie.
Lisa started volunteering at the Guide Dog Foundation 15 years ago when her boys were volunteering their time running and playing with the dogs in the kennel on weekends. Prior to taking on this experience, Lisa volunteered in the nursey socializing new born puppies, is a member of the speaker’s bureau and adoption team, and is an Area Coordinator for Long Island puppy raisers.
The first dog Lisa and her family raised was Toby, that experience has since led the family to raise 10 dogs, with Monte making it 11! Six of their dogs have been placed with Veterans and or visually impaired clients. Lisa and her family currently have four dogs at home; Guide Dog breeder Mikey, two released dogs, Bliss and Olympia, and of course little Tori.
“I think raising the Islander puppy with a purpose for the Guide Dog Foundation is going to be my best adventure and a great privilege and honor."