sharon langford

Sharon has worked within the equine community for most of her adult life.  She first began caring for and training horses in Scotland, where she was born.  Now living in NY, she continues to work with her own horse in Duchess County.  She is married with 3 beautiful children, has a labrador named Tucker and she too always has a Best Bullies dog in her home.  Sharon has been an advocate for all animals in need and was foster coordinator for another rescue before joining the board of Best Bullies. 


Ritsa lives in Long Island with her pit bull Bea and her fox hound, Baron and she always has a Best Bullies foster dog in the home.  She has been training for over 12 years and has worked extensively with many shelters and is on the team of Victoria Stillwell, the wonderful trainer from the TV show "It's Me or the Dog."

ann king - CPDT

Ann is a certified dog trainer and has her own training and pet care business.  She teaches group classes at different locations and also teaches free bully basics classes.  She has worked extensively with many different local shelters. Ann loves volunteering with the dogs whether it is at the shelter or with her own dogs doing therapy work.  She has 2 rescue dogs, a pit bull named Boo, who is a certified therapy dog and a feisty chihuahua called Fernando and 2 pet rats, Mr bean and Earl Grey. She is also currently fostering Charlotte.


Jo ann beard 

Jo Ann Beard is a writer as well as an animal advocate.  She lives upstate but spends most of her volunteer time at the Yonkers Animal Shelter near Sarah Lawrence College, where she teaches in the graduate program for creative writing. 



Soon we will be bringing in professional photographer to highlight how beautiful our shelter dogs are.  We will be offering free training classes in the spring. 

mission & vision

We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate the public and  advocate for those animals in need.

Our founders

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