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Stage 1 Introduction

Hey, all! My name is Boomer. I am thrilled to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program. I came to Retrieving Freedom as a donation from Golden Rule Retrievers in Buffalo, Texas. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer fosters, Marina and Steve. 

Throughout Stage 1, I will learn the basics obedience, public behavior, and a lot of socialization. I understand that it takes a very special dog to complete the program as there is a high standard to become a service dog. I am aware that I may be one of the dogs whose purpose is outside of service work so I will be updating my profile on a monthly basis for all that would like to follow my journey through the program. 

March 2020 - 2 months old


I got to meet my new foster parents this month! Marina and Steve will be working with me for the next 8-10 months on obedience and public exposure. I love them already! They say I'm the cutest boy they know.

April 2020 - 3 months old


I have mastered the commands "sit," and am now working on "down," and "place." I've learned that my kennel isn't a scary place and love to take naps in it throughout the day. My foster says I'm a very sweet and loving boy, with lots of energy!

June 2020 - 5 months old

On my 5-month "birthday," I got this new haircut! Don't I look handsome? I enjoy making trips to places such as Menards, Lowes, and PetSmart. I'm learning to not tug on the leash while walking next to my handler. 


  • Kathy Kempton | Apr 2nd 2020 @ 11:16 AM

    So cool!

  • Amy | Apr 2nd 2020 @ 11:32 AM

    He is very cute! CONGRATULATIONS!! Have fun on your new journey!!

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