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Stage 1 Introduction

Hello, my name is Dallas. I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program. I came to Retrieving Freedom as a donation from Rosewood Kennels in Montevideo, Minnesota. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer foster, Molly. 

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. 

February 2020 - 2 months old


I got to meet my volunteer foster home, Molly! She is so nice. She tells me I'm the best boy, and also the cutest. I am so excited to see what we can accomplish together over the next 8 months or so!

March 2020 - 3 months old


I have been venturing out into public much more with my foster mom, Molly. She takes me to classes with her at the University of Northern Iowa. Walking across campus is exhausting, so I love taking a good snooze when we arrive.