Well, there goes my heart again! Swiped by another little yellow service pup!
This gorgeous little boy isn't mine, though. William is a Canine Companions for Independence dog being raised by my friend, Jenny. He's the sixth service puppy Jenny has raised for CCI, and he's just about the sweetest, most affectionate, and lovable pup I've ever met. What a personality!
William is 6 months old and Jenny wanted him to gain a little experience being handled by someone other than herself. So the three of us met at the Denver Botanical Gardens (scene of previous awesome outing with my Roo), and Jenny handed me the leash. Wow, I can't tell you how great it felt to have another service pup by my side.
He's just a baby, but a dream to handle. He had a good heel, mostly hanging back in step with me and not much pulling. He's already getting the hang of automatically stopping when his trainer stops walking and he's very good about sitting while being introduced to other people. He's just a great dog. And he has the most fantastic mom.
Jenny Kachnic is the owner of Canine Wellness in Denver, CO. She specializes in canine rehabilitation, natural wellness, behavior training, and end of life decision making. She has a special interest in the health and wellness of senior dogs and is the editor and writer of an upcoming book, Your Dog's Golden Years—Manual for Senior Dog Care.
Jenny and I met through The Grey Muzzle Organization, whose mission is to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide.
Many thanks to Jenny for sharing sweet William with me!