December 5, 2011

Ruby In Partnership Training!

With my heart so proud of a little yellow service puppy who grew into a beautiful service dog in training, I can now reveal the next chapter: Ruby has entered into partnership training!

Ruby has been matched with David, a 31-year-old amateur graphic designer and MMA enthusiast who has a spinal cord injury. David kindly offered to share the news of his partnership with Ruby to help continue Raising Ruby's mission of raising awareness for service dogs.

David also gave me permission to post this photo. I think they're going to make an awesome pair!


Over the next few weeks, David and Ruby will practice and receive instruction at home and in public. Partnership training is rigorous and there are no guarantees, but it's essential to completely prepare the team and make sure they are well suited for one another.

Many thanks to David for sharing this stage of Ruby's journey with all of us. David, we wish you and Ruby all the best in your training!

17 comments:

Elle J said...

Congratulations to everyone involved with Team Ruby!! =) Best wishes that this is a perfect match for both.

Erin T said...

Oh my word this is AwESOME!!! After months of training Ruby is finally doing what she was meant to do! SO thrilled for you guys! :)

Erin & No Puppies in Training

Amy said...

Simply fantastic! Thank you to David for allowing you to share this wonderful news. There are so many of us out here in the blogosphere that love that little yellow girl! I hope you have many years of happiness taking care of and loving each other.

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

That is SO exciting. Congratulations to Ruby and David on the possible match.

Tamara said...

So, so happy to hear the news! I hope Ruby and David have a wonderful life together :) Now, Ruby can show her stuff!

scotsmad said...

Wonderful. Must be so gratifying to know that you've helped someone else. If this is Ruby's for life partnership.....you've helped bring them together.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Wonderful news. We love hearing about our K-9 Over achievers!

You have done a great job of "Raising Ruby".

Mogley G. Retriever

Lori Jablons said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Congrats on helping Ruby to get to David. I wish them a long, happy partnership.xoxo

Clive said...

Fantastic news! It is so good to hear an update on Ruby and we wish David and her all the very best in their training!

Paws crossed here for them both,
Clive and Murray

chandra said...

You must be SO proud! Wishing all the best to David and Ruby during their training! And congratulations on raising such an amazing dog. This news made my day!

-Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

Lisa, Ellie and Vance said...

Aw, YAY - way to go Ruby and to you!!! That's so amazing and they look like a SUPER DUPER team!!

KB said...

Wow! I bet that you have tears of pride and love in your eyes as you think of your sweet little Ruby growing up to become the helper and companion for David. I hope that their training goes wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing news! We've followed Ruby's journey here, and you've given us so much insight about how a service pup in training becomes a service dog. Best wishes to the new team in training!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The smile beaming on David's face says it all. We wish him and Ruby all the very best together. We just know she is going to be an awesome partner.

So how proud ARE you???? :-)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Shannon said...

Yay! Congrats to Ruby! :) I heard she was doing fabulous, you must be a very proud mommy!!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Congratulations Ruby! Great Job! Your dad and you look so handsome on your shots!


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1000 Goldens said...

Hooray Roo-Roo! Yahoo David! They look like old friends and so happy together. Made our night to see this post :)