It’s time for a pup-date! “Captain is nearing the end of his 16 months with his puppy raiser and getting ready to enter professional service dog training in a few short months. He has mastered most of the 30 skills he has been working on over the last year. Over the last year, he has experienced many environments such as Switchbacks game days, parades, college campuses and public transportation all of which have helped him on his journey to become an expertly trained service dog to assist someone with a disability. Way to go Captain!”
Plus we have a Striker update! Last summer, we took Striker into our family as he began his work towards becoming a service dog. Under the tutelage of an amazing Colorado volunteer, Striker learned lots of commands as well as some basic skills that will help him to be the best worker he can. Striker graduated in August 2022, and we’re very excited to let you all know that Striker has been invited to join the Canine Companions Therapy Dog Program, and will begin his training in October! His calm and soothing nature will be perfect in that role.
Canine Companions service dogs are expertly trained in over 40 commands and are matched with children, adults, and veterans with disabilities free of charge. These dogs assist with daily tasks such as retrieving dropped items, opening and closing doors and drawers, turning on and off lights, and much more to enhance independence for people with disabilities. To get there, it takes nearly two years of hard work and love, starting at the very beginning as adorable puppies.
We are also thrilled to announce a partnership with Animal Care ER – kindness, compassion, and integrity.