Our monthly visit to the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home was a great success. We had some cute puppies that went and got some socialization. We have seen lots of smiles and improvement with emotions and interaction with the residents already since we have started bringing in cuddly pups. This is our way of giving back to the community and we love to watch the change that these amazing creatures have on people.
We also have a Bailey and Treble puppy, Livy, living with a family. The Straate family lives around Waukon, Iowa and we will be seeing more of the puppy in the future. Amy was Kristie's college roommate and we are very excited to connect with this amazing family again. Kendrin, the daughter, is very excited to help with the puppy and all the training that comes with getting a new puppy! The Staate family has big goals set for Livy as they plan to show and attend AKC confirmation shows in the future. Amy also works as a groom at the Good Dog Center in Decorah, Iowa where RidgeView takes dogs for training classes and socialization. We look forward to seeing you and your puppy and the progress you make as a team. Congratulations again!
RidgeView Batter Up, "Slugger", is taking Louisiana by storm. Slugger is out of Reese and Stitch. Slugger went to Southern Diabetic Retrievers and has been going through service dog training to become an autistic assistance dog. Slugger helps his patient stay calm, guidance through crowds and public, and comfort during extreme stress and episodes. Slugger's great personality and deposition have lead to him being a perfect match and we could not be more proud of how amazing he is doing with his training. Slugger is on schedule to graduate from the program in January of 2018. Slugger is also going to be a part of RidgeView's breeding program and Southern Diabetic Retrievers breeding program upon graduation. We are looking forward to continuing on this great line. Good job Slugger!
Also pictured is Cody, the founder of Southern Diabetic Retrievers. To connect with this organization or learn more please visit their website: www.southerndiabeticretrievers.org
RidgeView Frost on the Ridge, "Ridge" went to his new foster family. We are so very excited to see some of our amazing dogs go to equally amazing families. Ridge is enjoying his time keeping up with the kids, helping practice baseball by fetching the ball, and lounging around the kitchen. Ridge will also be used as a hobby hunting dog and we cannot wait to hear more about his new family. Congratulations Ridge and his new family! (That's a dog smile if I have ever seen one)
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