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Adding Members to the DogsInVests Family

It’s been an exciting time here at DogsInVests these past couple of months. We added a new member to our puppies in training. Cleo joined the DogsInVests family in early December. She is featured in the picture above. Cleo is an adorable female black Labrador Retriever born August 31, 2019. She is very enthusiastic and has a sweet temperament. My favorite thing about Cleo is the way she stares into your eyes when you talk to her. She was placed with puppy raisers Jim and Barb F. She is enjoying her new home and big sister Abbey, an 8-year-old Golden Retriever. Cleo has recently started her puppy classes, the first step in her service dog training. She also visits DogsInVests weekly for training sessions with our trainer Patti. We are all encouraged by Cleo’s early progress.

Ace passed his Canine Good Citizen Class in November. He now is ready for full public access and is in his final steps of training as a service dog. Ace has been perfecting his scent training for blood sugar levels as he will be placed with a client with autism and diabetes. We are extremely proud of Ace’s progress. I can hardly believe Ace has been with us for over a year now and will soon be placed in his important role as a service dog.

Cleo: the new recruit
First set of Canine Good Citizen classes

Buddy continues to progress well in his training also. Buddy is almost seven months old now and awes us all the time with his trainability and great disposition. It’s always a joy to see him when he makes his weekly training visits to DogsInVests’ facility. Buddy is currently in his first set of Canine Good Citizen classes and is doing great.

On a brief, sad note we lost our 14-year-old Labrador Retriever Homer shortly before Christmas this year. Our love for Homer was a great inspiration for starting DogsInVests and he will continue to live on in our organization’s artwork and logo for many years to come and in our hearts forever. Thanks Homer.

Finally, our year-end campaign for our Puppy Fund did extremely well. Your generosity helped raise over $3600 in just a few weeks. Thank you so much for thinking our organization with your year-end giving. It is greatly appreciated. We have been informed that there is a new litter of puppies available in February for adoption. DogsInVests will be able to purchase two dogs from the litter. We are currently looking for puppy raisers for our new additions. Please see the website for more details and contact us if you are interested in applying.

Looking forward to the challenge and opportunities 2020 will bring. Thank you for your continued support and please share our website and Facebook information with your family and friends this year. Raising awareness about our organization is the key to its success.

- Michelle

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