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Sponsor Announcement

I am thrilled to be sponsored by the Otter Creek Lions Club, the Moser family, and the Toddville American Legion. My name was chosen by Jane in honor of her late husband, David Lee Henecke. David was a District Governor for the Otter Creek Lions Club, a Navy veteran, and a huge dog lover. David passed away in July 2019. Shortly thereafter, members of the Otter Creek Lions Club asked if Jane wanted to name a service dog in training with RFI to honor David. I hope to make David proud throughout my training!! 

Stage 1 Introduction

Hi there! My name is Daly. I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program.  My parents are "Annie" who is originally from Kerrybrook Labradors and is now fostered by the Card family, and "Stone" of Oasis Labradors. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer foster, Skyler. 

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.   

May 2020 - 2 months old


This month I transitioned from my amazing breeding foster home in Texas to my new puppy foster home in Iowa! Skyler and I will begin getting to know each other, and I'll start working on tasks such as potty training, crate training, and learning my name.