R.I.S.D. was founded by three legends: Rataplan, Dogmatix and Milou. These worldly mammals pooled their resources to found our University, Reno Institute for Small Dogs. Milou came to Nevada to film “Tin Tin in America” and invited his colleagues to come along. They fell in love with the high desert and the mountain lakes. These three visionaries saw potential here and room to stretch their legs. Rataplan, Dogmatix and Milou combined a European education and funds earned from film careers to endow the premiere institution for higher learning for small dogs.