Lori Nanan, Co-Founder, with dog Hazel

Lori Nanan


Lori Nanan, CTC, CPDT-KA is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers and is also a member of the Academy staff. Lori has worked as a dog trainer through her former business, La Dolce Doggie and served as the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator for Women’s Humane Society, an open access shelter in Bensalem, PA.

Lori is committed to providing education to dog lovers and has presented webinars for The Academy for Dog Trainers, iSpeak Dog and Pinups for Pitbulls and has been a guest speaker on the Pet Professional Guild webcast. She’s also presented seminars to the public on topics ranging from basic behavior issues, to enrichment, to integrating dogs in the home with babies. She’s spoken at events for National Pit Bull Awareness Day in Scranton, PA, Pitty Love Rescue in Rochester, NY and at the World Dog Expo at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Rutherford, NJ.

In addition, Lori is the founder and president of Your Pit Bull and You, a non-profit dedicated to promoting pit bulls in a positive light and advocating for the use of reward-based training for all dogs. She’s served on the board of the organization Philadoptables and continues to support the Women’s Humane Society through speaking events, seminars and fundraisers.

Lori has planned and hosted speaking events for Malena DeMartini, Debbie Jacobs and Deirdre Franklin. She was a contributing writer for the website iSpeak Dog, and has written blogs for the Academy, Your Pit Bull and You and Canis Bonus.

Lori lives in New Hope, PA with her husband Paul, a cat named MooMoo and their muse and inspiration, Hazel.


Claire LoManto, Co-Founder, with dog

Claire LoManto


Claire LoManto graduated with a degree in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University.

Shortly after graduating, Claire started her career as a Marketing Consultant/Client Support Rep at Harte-Hanks: The Agency Inside, where she gained marketing skills and hands-on project management experience.

Although she was successful at her marketing career, she decided to leave this role to follow her passion for animal welfare and took on a volunteer role at an animal shelter in Thailand. In this role, she worked alongside vet techs, and supported the organization’s marketing efforts.

Upon returning home, Claire started a job as the Volunteer & Community Programs Coordinator at Women’s Humane Society (WHS) animal shelter.  Her responsibilities varied day-to-day, but included educating the public, community outreach, marketing, recruiting and managing numerous volunteers.  While working at WHS, she met Lori Nanan and they worked closely together to further the shelter’s mission and enrich the lives of shelter dogs in their care.

Claire is now employed by Malena DeMartini, Inc. and has taken on digital marketing support and administrative duties to help in Malena’s efforts to treat separation anxiety in dogs.

Claire has a huge love of dogs, and has fostered several in the past few years, thus inspiring her continued efforts to support dogs & their people.  Her goal in life is to help dogs, owners & trainers, and to share the knowledge she has gained from her experience.

Paul Nanan, Advisor, with dog Hazel

Paul Nanan


Paul Nanan has a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Finance. He lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and serves as the web designer and master of all things techie for Your Pit Bull and You (YPBY) and LoriNanan.com. Paul can also be regarded as an SEO expert and is well-versed with Google Analytics and Google AdWords for businesses and nonprofits.

Paul’s career in Information Technology has given him skills and knowledge that have not only benefited YPBY and LoriNanan.com, but have provided him with the ability to help other nonprofit organizations interested in spreading their missions and reaching a greater audience.

A former volunteer at the Philadelphia Care and Control Team (ACCT), and former Member of the Board of Directors of Philadoptables, Paul has a unique perspective on the needs of animal welfare organizations. He uses this knowledge to help as many animals as possible.