Sergei Bachkovsky, The Dog Rehabilation Center and Sanctuary of Maine



Sometimes called The Dog Whisperer, Sergei Bachkovsky, along with his wife Lisa, founded the Dog Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary of Maine in 2006. They have adopted over 75 dogs since then and currently have 33 dogs in their care, many waiting for a good home. Asked the secret to successful dog rehabilitation, Sergei sums it up simply, Love, Compassion, Understanding. In this "In Focus" essay Sergei briefly shares the story of the Center founding, touches on his passion for dogs and the core of his training philosophy.