Melissa is the founder of TLC. She was inspired to start this rescue by her amazing dog, Taffy, who passed away from cancer in 2015. Taffy was such a kind and caring pup who touched everyone she met. Because Taffy was a special girl, Melissa believed that the best way to honour her memory would be to use her legacy to give second changes to other deserving canines. Having previously volunteered/fostered with Friendly Giants Dog Rescue, Melissa knew what it would take to create something of her own. Thus, Taffy's Legacy Canine Rescue & Rehabilitation was born!
Melissa is a dog trainer and the owner of 'The Dog's Paw' boarding kennel and daycare in Delhi, ON. She specializes in working with dogs with extreme behavioural issues -- which is where the 'rehabilitation' comes in. She has done incredible work with dogs that other places have labeled as 'unadoptable' or 'too aggressive.' Her expertise allows these dogs to become the loving, family pets they are at heart.