“See Spot Run” - Vote Darwin for Mayor!
Dear fellow community members of all species, big and small:
I am dog-gone excited to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Divide in the upcoming Mayor of Divide 2020 election made by Teller County Regional Animal Shelter.
As a Divide resident and icon for local business, My Life Unleashed, I have taken a role in various community events and consider myself to be an active part of the Teller County community. You may have spotted my performance during the grand opening of Golden Meadows Dog Park, at half-time in Woodland Park High School’s Mr. Panther, or in TCRAS’ most recent Open House event. I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Extraordinaire, as well as an ambassador for our canine youth entering the workforce as Service Dogs as they embark on the training necessary toward giving their handlers a chance at independence.
The time has come for me to seek selected office. My platform; to ensure that my friends at Teller County Regional Animal Shelter are given a second chance at life. Despite any previous history or suffering our furry friends may have endured, it is through a trusted alliance with Teller County Regional Animal Shelter and My Life Unleashed that the residents of TCRAS have the best chance toward finding their fur-ever home. MLU provides an opportunity for pets in our community to develop positive long-term habits and behaviors, while promoting communication between them and their loving families. Furthermore, continuing to support shelter dogs in need, such as Chief the Great Pyrenees, and through the development of additional programs to come. As MLU plays their part toward giving animals in our community a second chance, TCRAS has the backing to continue effectively making strides toward their mission.
Thank you for your support, Teller County. May the best pet win!
Darwin the Dalmatian
DARWIN IS SPONSORED BY:
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN MANAGERS:
Lisa L. Lima MSW LSW ABCDT is a clinical therapist with a background of nearly 15 years in canine training and behavior modification. She currently serves children, teens, and adults through the unique means of Animal-Assisted Therapy and is the founder of My Life Unleashed in Teller County.
Lisa specializes in utilizing animals, as well as dog training throughout the therapeutic process with her human clients. Within the field of Animal-Assisted Therapy, she also trains Psychiatric Service Dogs to aid handlers with a variety of mental health disorders, as well as Emotional Support Animals for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, and Therapy Dogs to provide unique services at schools and hospitals.
Since the opening of My Life Unleashed in 2018, Lisa has since been featured in the Gazette, Fox 21 News, Out There Colorado, and is a Best of Teller 2019 Gold Winner. She has also been an active part in many local community events, and worked in conjunction with local schools and non-profits to provide her services.
Since 2018, Lisa and Dog Trainer & Behavior Expert, Eric Rice work together toward their mission of strengthening relationships between dogs and people.
Throughout his journey as a dog trainer and behavior expert, Eric has participated in Dogs Playing for Life, a program for working play groups with the goal of rehabilitating assertive, unsocial, and aggressive dogs. Eric is also certified in BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) and is a member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals). His specialization remains in working with and integrating dogs in the areas of aggression, fear, and severe behavior modification.