Melissa Morris CPDT-KA
Director of Training
Melissa has a challenging mission to supervise the training of all of our dogs. She makes sure the trainers are up to date with the latest training techniques, maintains our standards of training, and provides guidance and support when needed.
Melissa has an extensive background in animal training. She has learned and worked for some of the most accomplished trainers in the world.
Under world-renowned Dr. Sophia Yin, she worked with both cats and dogs, in training, low-stress management, and teaching.
Melissa also comes with years of experience working in shelters and laboratories. She is an expert in assessing cats and dogs, developing and implementing behavior modification protocols and teaching owners how to better interact with their animals.
Melissa has devoted her career to making a difference in the life of animals and those who love them.
AKC approved CGC evaluator and is certified CPR and First Aid
Anthony has a passion for animals of all kinds. Son of Jennifer Cattet, co-founder of Medical Mutts, he grew up in France and in Indiana amongst dogs, cats, horses, chicken, and other furry or feathered friends. He understands and values the deep connection one can make with an animal. As a Falconer and a dog trainer, Anthony places his work and his heart into making a difference in the lives of those who can’t speak for themselves.
But to make a real impact, it takes more than one person and one organization. It’s through the connections that we make, the volunteers who lend a hand, and the sponsors who put out the funds that we can help more people and more dogs. With his big smile and his heart on his sleeve, Anthony’s role is to raise awareness and bring everyone together so that we can make a difference in the lives of people living with a disability and dogs that have been abandoned.
Anthony is in charge of event planning and fundraising.
Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Shawn grew up in Noblesville but made his way down to South Carolina for studies in marketing & advertising and landed his first job out of school back in Indianapolis helping launch a major e-commerce website with Finish Line. Later he made his way back to school studying photography and design at Purdue University.
During school, Shawn and his family started an on-line site selling American Made pet products which eventually turned into a physical store that included a self-serve pet wash, bakery, photo studio and pet supplies called Wipe Your Pawz!.
Recently he had been working on a project, he came up with the idea many years ago, to help raise funds and marketing efforts for police, service and working dogs.
Shawn is married to a wonderful ICU Nurse Catherine, son Evan and 3 rescue mutts Maui, Brody and Penny.
Michelle has a true love for the dogs. She started with Medical Mutts as an intern in 2015 and is now employed as a trainer. Motivated by a strong desire to learn how to better understand dogs and train them to be Service Dogs, Michelle has dedicated her time to developing her skills to become a dog trainer and providing a better life to the dogs she works with.
She enjoys taking the dogs home and socializing them in many different places, to get them used to grocery shopping, going out to eat, and visiting the doctor’s office.
Michelle graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Psychology.
Michelle is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
Michelle is certified CPR and First Aid
Bonnie has been working at Medical Mutts since February 2020. She was preciously an intern at Medical Mutts during 2019. She has been working with dogs since 2017 at a few dog daycare facilities and is familiar with many dog breeds and personalities. She lives with her Australian Shepherd, Chloe, on the west side of Indianapolis.
Leanne has been a full time service dog trainer for Medical Mutts since March, 2020.
Growing up in Valparaiso, Indiana, Leanne was introduced to positive reinforcement dog training at the age of 15 after taking a class at the local training facility with her spunky cattle dog. After the completion of the class she offered to volunteer and learn more. She volunteered there throughout high school, and her passion for dog training and behavior was sparked.
Leanne attended Indiana University, Bloomington from August 2016 through December 2019. There she received degrees in Animal Behavior and Psychology and volunteered for another service dog training organization. Her volunteer work included fostering dogs who were in training and taking them out into public to practice cues. She also spread awareness about service dogs and persons with disabilities to fellow students and the Bloomington population.
Leanne has two dogs of her own. Kodi, a sweet border collie mix. And Porter, a silly chocolate lab who is a Medical Mutts career change dog.
Aubrie grew up in Indianapolis Indiana and has been with Medical Mutts since February of 2021. Since she was little she has immersed herself around dogs, cats, and exotics. Starting off at local dog daycares and expanding to vet clinics, these experiences has helped Aubrie develop the skills to really be able to understand and connect with animals and people alike. Aubrie is very passionate about animal rights and intends to pursue a career based on training, rehabilitating, and studying multiple species in a vegan environment. Aubrie enjoys interacting with the dogs both in and outside of work. Bringing the dogs home allows for better acclimation to their surroundings, house manners, understanding personality types and more. Aubrie has a pit bull named kakashi that not only welcomes every dog, but provides excellent assistance with training.
Cara’s mission is to find all the wonderful dogs that we can train as service dogs. She’s in touch with the different rescues in the area and is always keeping her eye out for the right dog.
Cara has been involved in the training of service dogs for over 10 years. She believes that positive reinforcement methods are not only the most effective methods for working dogs but also the only humane and proven approach.
She has a heart for the dogs who find themselves in rescues and shelters to no fault of their own and spends hours visiting the local shelters and rescues, looking for dogs that might get a new lease on life through our program.
Marvin was rescued over the winter of 2020 and has made a home at our new offices at Medical Mutts. He will have several important roles in the office and working with the dogs as they progress through their training. We will also be working on him with training as well that we will be providing insight on our social media channels. But in the meantime he is enjoying his time as a kitten and checking out and hiding in all the empty boxes that make their way to our offices each week!