Elaine’s background is in education and psychology and she spent several years teaching grades 4, 5, & 6 before moving into special education.
Her love of animals was encouraged by her parents. They taught her that to own an animal meant taking on a great responsibility, never to be taken lightly. It seemed inevitable that from this beginning, a passion for caring for special needs dogs should grow.
Elaine and Rick are co-founders of Dog Lodge Sanctuary. They live in Hempstead with their 11 rescued dogs.