Without the support of generous volunteers and donors, we would not be able to develop our breeding program and bring more life-changing dogs into the world.
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Date of Birth: November 15, 2020
Sire: DWW Carter
Dam: DWW Ozzie
Sponsor: Dogtopia Kitchener
Puppy Raiser: Heather Ryan, Cassidy Carvell
Breeder Caretaker: Stacey Barrett
Over the last few months, Echo has been growing and building his confidence with his skills. He has gone on many outings and loves going to work at an ice rink each day with his puppy raiser. Although wheeling hockey bags were scary at first, Echo now loves to sit calmly as participants enter the arena. When Echo is not working, he has been enjoying time learning how to play with his new cat friend, Trixie and eating frozen Kongs with blueberries!
Echo is a year old now! He has been doing very well in his training and has conquered bathtub conditioning with his kitty friend and his fear of bridges. He has joined his raiser on many trips in his jacket including a hockey game, shopping and human parties and aced each one! He is such a sweet dog and is growing up to be a wonderful service dog in training!
Echo has been working on being comfortable walking up a flight of stairs and conquering new skills. Echo has been enjoying his daily outings to his raiser’s workplace and his weekly grocery trip. After a long day at work, he loves to snuggle up to any human that will rub his ears and feed him frozen blueberries as a treat.
Echo’s personality is best described as playful and gentle. He came into our house and immediately was accepted by my two doggos, the kitties have come around now too! His favourite off-duty activity is playing with his pack sister Charlee and being a good boy by settling for cookies throughout the day. Echo has recently overcome a fear of stairs and is currently working on the cue back, which he is picking up extra fast. One of the best perks of being Echo’s adult raiser/breeder caretaker is the morning hugs I get from him. A behaviour his puppy raisers will be happy to hear he’s still practicing very well. Echo’s favourite toys are his kong bounce ball, which has a ball inside it too!! And his squeaky snake which he proudly prances around with while he squeaks all six squeakers the best he can.