Happy Birthday to the Eragon x Sheba Litter!

Here is an early tbt from June 2010.

Eragon x Sheba Litter

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Perfect Puppies’ First Class Field Trip!

The 8-month-old Goldens and 7-month-old Labs participated in their first field trip as a class recently. Destination PetCo, with all of its sights and scents in full glory. The dogs paraded their skills in front of birds, fish, ferrets and humans. Props to foster home trainers Kim and Ray Torell (Brodie), Katy Shannon (Mare), Michelle Sandquist (Opal), Mark Hortman (Minnie), Sarah Kipp and Jan Leaf (Fraser), Linda and Dale Thuftedal (Pippa), and Julie Shortridge (Jenga) for a great job keeping the dogs on-task in this environment.

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Puppy Love

The Lambeau x Elise puppies, born July 10th, have now moved into their foster homes. Helping Paws’ dedicated volunteer foster home trainers raise and train the dogs for the 2 to 2 1/2 years it takes for these cute puppies to become service dogs. One can feel the love radiating from the photos.

The litter is known as the Blue, or “B,” litter. We proudly introduce Briar (Karen and Alan Hupp), Brooks (Ranae and Chuck Noble), Brogan (Jeanne Jones and Larry Buckley), Brick (Douglas Dart family), Beckett (Carol and Tom Lamoureux), Boulder (Erin Hamman), Bala (Monica Vogel), and Byrdie (Kathy Freeland).

Special thanks to the Susan and Mike Martiny family, caretaker home for Elise. They have done an outstanding job of raising and socializing these puppies. We send much appreciation to Jessie Douglas for her donation of Lambeau’s services to produce the litter. Helping Paws could not sustain our breeding program without our caretaker homes and sire donors.

Photos courtesy of Judy Michurski.

Helping Paws will be placing more puppies with foster home trainers later this year! Contact Jo, jsorensen@helpingpaws.org, for info on how you can be a part of this life-changing experience.

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Sending Warm Birthday Wishes to the Albert x River Litter

Happy Birthday to the Albert x River litter! They are a big two years old today.

What a gift to see how far they’ve come!

 

Many thanks to their loving and committed Foster Home Trainers: Jeanna & Ben (Hazel), Barbara (Nata), Amber (Olive), LeAnn (Kira), Jane (Terra), David (Fran), and Lynne (Bogey).

 

Albert x River Litter's 2nd Birthday

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A few of our favorite things!

Greetings from the dogs in the Monday classes! We want to show you some of our favorite things, and our foster home trainers helped w/taking the pics.

Miko (John Litch) – Kol x Niko (4-9-2013)

Lanie (Susan Martiny), Truman (Sara Mullaney), Jaya (Lorrie O’Neal) – Isaac x Elise (6-7-2013)

Elska (Mary Tiegen), Bauer (Jolene Jackelen), Foster (Mary Ann Mead), Maui (Lori Braun-Ruschmeyer), Brinkley (Corrine McCuskey), Zara (Jenny Beem), Sybil (Heidi Hoefs), Maple (Diane Crannell) – Briggs x Hope (10-1-13)

Enjoy!

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Pics of our latest litter!

The Lambeau x Elise litter is readying to go to their foster home trainers next week! Caretaker home Susan Martiny and family have been providing lots of experiences for the puppies, including outdoor adventures as captured in these photos.

Helping Paws welcomes new foster home trainers Monica Vogel, Erin Hamman, and the Douglas Dart family; new caretaker home Kathy Freeland; and returning foster home trainers Jeanne Jones & Larry Buckley, Karen & Alan Hupp, Ranae & Chuck Noble, and Carol & Tom Lamoureux.

Pics courtesy of Judy Michurski.

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Puppies in Packs

Ain’t nuthin’ cuter than a Helping Paws puppy-in-training in its official Helping Paws pack. The “A” litter, Matthew x Turtle, received their packs last week. A few of the pups marked the occasion by appearing @ the Noland Cup @ Bent Creek Golf Club on Monday.

As you can see in the photos, the puppies are working hard on paying attention to their foster home trainers. They did take time, however, to greet their fans.

Thanks to foster home trainers Laurie Harkness w/Abbott, Gloria Sather w/Augustina, Chris Pederson w/Ash, and Roger Gustafson w/Audi for attending

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