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Stage 1 Introduction

Hi! My name is June. I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program.  My parents are "Spirit" who is fostered by the Nash family and "Echo" from PAWS With A Cause. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer foster, Randy.

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 - 7 weeks old


This month I transitioned from my wonderful breeding foster home to my new puppy foster home with Randy! Together, over the next month, we will tackle potty training, name recognition, walking on a leash, and crate training.

September 2020 - 5 months old


Randy and I have been training diligently together over the past few months. I attend the monthly foster trainings at the Retrieving Freedom facility and continue to impress the professionals with my progress!