KIPP Teacher, Aryn: 


The Inner Pup came to our school in May of 2016.  When they first arrived, I was nervous as to how the students would react to the dogs being brought in (some of our students are nervous around large animals).  However, there was nothing to worry about as Lindsay and her crew spent numerous sessions preparing the students for the arrival of the pups.  This meant intense, hands on classes regarding how a dog behaves in different situations, ways to approach a dog that you’re not used to, why dogs end up in shelter, and how to appropriately care for a pet-to name a few.  By the time the pups arrived, the students were excited and mini experts in how to treat these adorable creatures.  One by one, the students practiced going up to the pup, waiting for it to smell their hands and clothes, and only when the dog’s body language indicated that it felt comfortable, they would pet him/her.  

Lindsay and her crew also made this experience pertinent to the New Orleans community.  She brought in a New Orleans native who had some unfortunate experiences breeding pit bulls in the past.  He informed the students about this ongoing issue and helped them to become more socially conscious regarding animals.

Lastly, the students were able to visit the shelter to get a first-hand look at where the dogs were being housed.  They saw the extreme love, kindness, and care that the employees exhibit when working with the animals.  Developmentally, middle school/high school is a great time to expose students to the work force so that they can begin to explore their interests and strengths.  This was a huge benefit of this program. 

Lindsay and the Inner Pup helped broaden the students’ horizons.  As a teacher, you want your students to be exposed to as many possibilities for their future as possible.  In addition to helping them explore animal care as a possible career choice, the Inner Pup definitely helped inform our students about animal cruelty and ways in which they can prevent this from happening in the future.


Client, Tonya Turgeon:

"Wow!! What a great clinic! It was well organized and everyone was professional and compassionate. Thank you for taking care of the pets of NOLA!!!

Client,  Sonta Breaux: ​
"This program has helped educate me on the importance of heart worm prevention an how they important it is to pay attention to the everyday signs of it wasn't for this program testing my boy Tyler he is a two year old chocolate labor his dad passed from heart worms he was 15 years old retired hunting dog he must have gotten heart worms from the swamp waters . My Tyler was tested an he came back positive it broke my heart he is all I have left of his dad I found out on mother's day then I get a call a few weeks later saying that he could get treatment at the clinic I was in shock that someone cared as much as I did I have 6 kids an my husband was in a horrible wreck with a 18 wheeler an he is not able to work there was no way I could afford to pay for treatment at that time an they said bring him in let's get him started no questions just love out pouring support he just completed his treatment an is doing fine very nice staff very caring an Tyler loves going to the clinic lol he has made friends with the staff I want to say thank u for everything an to everyone who chose my Tyler boy to get help I'm blessed to have y'all as a part of our family an all this time I thought I was educated on the importance of shots an heart worm prevention but now I know it isn't expensive to treat ur pets $20 at ur regular vet's office covers flea an heart worm prevention in one just keep up with the month to month. Thanks again."


We are grateful too. 

Client, Yana KaLi Red Sutton: 

attending Heartworm ZERO & Flea/Tic Prevention Clinic for Dogs at Whole Foods, Broad St. Nola.  New Orleans, LA · 

"ME and my BiG 🐶#BABY ♡ 💎#DiamondICE 💎♡ is so  💛#HAPPY 💛 and  👐#GRATEFUL 👐 to be here this morning to #SUPPORT this awesome and HELPful #COMMUNITY event!!!"

Client, Tracey Turner:
"This is a fantastic public service. I will bring Xena in for a wellness exam" 



Client, Suzette Valverde Wilkinson:
"Thank you so much for the love and care you give all the pets that went to the clinic today"​

Core Volunteer, Roni M: 
"I love volunteering with The Inner Pup!  They are all about the animals.  The Inner Pup does so much – monthly Heartworm Prevention Clinics, school outreach programs, arranging emergency transport after the BR flood, and helping save the Mardi Gras horses.  But, what impresses me the most is that Genie & Lindsay are on the ground, in the neighborhoods helping one-by-one to save animals and raise awareness. 

They are leading the way for a better life for New Orleans’ animals.
Roni M 
(more of a cat person – but don’t tell!)"


John C. Smith, Corrections Colonel: 

I would like to thank y'all again for allowing us to participate in y'all's program today 
It meant the world to Wylie and I to have the opportunity to speak to those young people. I look forward to working with y'all in the future . Tell Chucky hello for us, I really appreciated his input. 

K-9 "Arno"
Dixon Correctional Institute
Unit One

Partner and believer, Batou Chandler:
I love Inner Pup! What a great charity with such a simple & needed mandate. It's the exact way to approach doing good works: focus on a single solvable issue, focus attention, money & clarity towards a simple straightforward solution.  Thank you for fighting the fight on behalf of all of us. There is no purer love than that of a dog. Anything we can do to further that cause would be an honor.​


Client, Sarah Adams, 2017: ​
" I am so impressed! I attended the low cost clinic today held at Whole Foods and was amazed at how organized it was. To top it off, everyone working the event was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient."


THE INNER PUP

Susan, Heartworm Clinic Client 

Hi Lindsay,
I have taken my elderly dog Oscar to the clinic at Whole Foods on Broad Street. There was a veterinarian there when I visited several months ago who was extremely kind and tuned in to my dog's needs. It was a male veterinarian and I felt that should I need to take Oscar to a local vet, I would go to this vet in a heartbeat. He was compassionate and knowledgeable. 

July 2017