SERVICE DOG INFO...
This part of the website is so busy that it is hard to keep up! I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most incredible people. This has taken me in a direction that I had never imagined and I am so appreciative for everyone involved in Service and Therapy Dogs from the families that will rely on them, to the trainers who help prepare them. This is and will continue to be the best part of what I do.
If you've sent me pictures I will do my best to add updates!
SERVICE DOG UPDATES FOR 2013
BEGINNING IN 2012
$100 from each puppy will
be donated so that we can continue to offer puppies to Service Dog Organizations! Please read through this page to learn more about our dogs and the organizations that they are training with. (please note that this is not the only way we donate to service organizations)
SERVICE DOG UPDATES FOR 2012
Click on this link to view an excellent video of JJ... a service dog in
Picture coming soon!
2 puppies from the Daisy Litter will be heading into service training
"SUNDANCER" is a late addition to service training from the Misty Litter
will be heading with his puppy raiser as a part of PAWS ASSISTING VETERANS Service Dog Program.
"HERO" Will begin training with Paws Assisting Veterans. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PUPPY RAISERS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
"RICKY" will be in training with All Is Pawsible Service Dog School.
BUDDY & TAMMY Graduated!
Buddy and Tammy were hard at work over the past 2 years. They graduated 1/24/12! Their achievements include: The Canine Good Citizen Award, Public Access Test, Basic Retrieval, Advanced Retrieval, Medical Equipment Retrieval, Assistance for Dress/Undress, Lights On/Off, and Retrieve Person For Assistance. I am so proud of them for their dedication to the goal and to each other :)
"Bailey" is a full brother to the 4 pups below. A whopping 7!!! from this litter have headed into service training. Congrats to all that are starting this journey! He will be in training with All Is Pawsible.
We have recently placed 4 puppies to begin their career in service work with Joys Of Living Assistance Dogs. If you are looking for a service dog that is already fully trained, this is a great option to check out. Updated pictures of the 4 pups above will be located in the slideshow below.
SERVICE DOG UPDATES FOR 2011
Diesel is a pup in service training. Daisy/Blitz Pup
BUDDY IS OFFICIAL!
Buddy is also laying next to Fancy in the picure above. He graduated from Service school from All Is Pawsible in January 2012!!! Congrats Buddy and Tammy!
I BELIEVE THAT HUNTER IS JUST ABOUT TO GRADUATE!!! (2012)
We also had a 2nd dog go to a gentleman with Cerebral Palsey. This dog is in training with All Is Pawsible Service Dog School. His name is "Cooper" and we will also keep him up to date as well.
Our 3rd pup for service will be training as a Medical Alert Dog for children with Diabetes.
The final pup that just left to begin training as a service dog is "Barrett". He will be trained to be a constant and loving service companion to a gentleman that has returned home with PTSD.
Is there anything a Golden Retriever cannot do?
Our winter has been exciting! If you'd like more info on these dogs, or wonderful dogs that may be related to them, please email [email protected] or call 503-970-1092.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ARE SOME OF THE UPDATES ON SUNSET PUPPIES SERVING IN 2010!
The Buddy walk was this past Saturday and what great fun! It was great to see Riley and his family. I also had the honor of meeting and talking to several children with down syndrome. What wonderful and special people these young ones are as well as their families and friends. If you know anyone with down syndrome please consider donating to the Willamette Valley Down Syndrome Association at www.wvdsa.com. They sponser so many needed and great programs such as the Buddy Walk and others.
I just got an update on Boo's progress from her family
Sunset's Boomerang aka BOO is a remarkable dog. She is gorgeous with a beautiful coat, A real show stopper since she was born. Big bold head, good bone, and excellent growth pattern. Never skinny or fat. A really perfect growth rate. She is constantly complimented from breeders to trainers to people who show. She is all around gorgeous.
She really is a brilliant dog. She earned her AKC Star Puppy at 11 weeks old. Her CGC at 6 months and has two more accomplishments before earning her PAT. Public Access Test. Which is almost unheard of! She is only 8 months old! Just last weekend as we were walking through the Portland Farmers Market on a training day her Service Dog Trainer turned around and told me that I really got the "Cream of the Crop" .
In her Service Training School Boo is used as the Example Dog. When another dog is cautious, nervous, refusing, whatever it may be. Boo is sent to the front of the class to demonstrate. She is a confidant, high energy, brilliant, loyal dog who has provided more love to our family than I ever thought possible. She still has another year and a couple months of training before she is completely certified in the State of Oregon as a Service Dog for our son. I have no doubt that she will accomplish this. She is happy, healthy,and smart, smart, smart!
***We are super excited that Buddy -a service dog chosen from a Ginger/Drake litter- passed his Canine Good Citizen Test at the age of 6 months. THAT IS OUTSTANDING!!! Congrats to all who are involved in his training. Good luck in the future with his continued training!
He has since passed his Public Access Test
***If you know someone who could benefit from a service dog, please fill out the contact page and give a brief story.
BOO earning her STAR Puppy Award
Boo is very near earning her CGC as well!
This page was formerly the SERVICE DOG FOR RILEY page. We will be updating this page with new content very soon. Please keep reading to find out more about Riley and his journey over the past year. Riley and his family have changed our lives. I know that they will continue to do so with everyone they meet. Becuase of them, we will continue this page and keep updates, and also be looking for more stories such as theirs. If you are looking for a service dog that will be placed in a recognized service dog school, please email me @ [email protected].
RILEY HAS CHOSEN HIS SERVICE DOG!
PLEASE CLICK ON RILEY AND BOO'S PICTURE AND IT WILL TAKE YOU
TO HIS BLOG SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO TRACK THEIR PROGRESS TOGETHER.
Thank you for your support to all who contributed in this journey
This page is devoted to sending you to a special blog with an inspiring story. A very wonderful family will be picking up one of our puppies early next year for their son Riley. He has Down Syndrome. They have been looking for a Golden Retriever to be a service dog to their son. Buying one that is already trained can cost $15,000-$20,000. This blog was born and now a community is raising money for the training this pup will need to provide friendship, confidence, and independence to Riley. If you would like to donate, or would just like to read a wonderful story to brighten you day, please visit the link below.
Their will be fundraisers, etc. which will be listed on the site above and that I will also announce on this page as I get that information.
Some previous fundraisers...
Service Dog For Riley Benefit Sale October 30th and 31st
NEWBERG YOUTH CENTER
620 NORTH MORTON
Please come out and take a look at everything and help support Riley's family. They are very close to their goal. I left the last sale with a car load of goodies!!!
If you cannot make it but would like to donate please click on the link below.
NEWBERG HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE FUNDRAISING FOR RILEY'S SERVICE DOG THIS WEEKEND BY DONATING MONEY FROM THEIR FALL PLAY. SHOWTIMES ARE ON OCTOBER 2 & 3. SUPPORT RILEY AND ENJOY THE SHOW!!!
You may find out more info on this by visiting the blog below, contacting Newberg HS, or by going to the Newberg Newspaper website.
I will be at one the end of August with a dog or two if you would like to visit with some very fuzzy, friendly pups/dogs, meet Riley and his family, and all the volunteers trying to make this happen for such a wonderful cause. Butter and Roku will be there on 9/28 and 9/29 to visit with anyone who would like to say hi! (these puppies are not for sale)
MONEY FROM DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISERS GOES TOWARDS THE TRAINING OF RILEY'S SERVICE DOG