Congratulations to Service Dog JONES, our first placement of 2016!
JONES left last week to be placed with his furever person. JONES’ journey has been filled with PAWsome friends who have helped prepare him for his future as a Service Dog. He couldn’t have done it without all of their help!
JONES’ Breeding Host Home, Rachelle, started him off on the right paw with lots of love and a solid foundation of basic skills. Foster Puppy Raiser Rita fostered JONES making sure that he was properly socialized and experienced a variety of environments and situations. Rita also taught him Assistance Dog obedience. JONES’ next stop was the Michigan Reformatory in Ionia where the inmate that worked with him focused on advanced obedience training and repetitions. Finally, JONES came to college at PAWS HQ where he was matched with his furever person. Staff trainer Barb taught him all of the custom tasks that he needed to know in order to help his person.
Last week one of our amazing Field Representatives, Gina and her husband, flew JONES to meet up with another Field Representative, Carolyn, to help him complete his journey.
As you can see it It truly takes a pack to make sure that our PAWS Dogs are able to fulfill their destiny and provide their furever person with the independence and quality of life that they deserve!