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Sponsor Announcement

Retrieving Freedom staff have been working closely with Phyllis Cox to help sponsor my training. Phyllis graciously donated toward a sponsorship, which provided her the opportunity to give me my wonderful name! I want to thank Phyllis from the bottom of my heart for her generosity toward my training. I hope to make her proud!!

Stage 1 Introduction

Hi there, I'm Tommie!  I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program.  I am from KC and Co. Labradoodles in Arkansas. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer foster, Bobbi.

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.

September 2020 - 2 months old


This month I transitioned from my wonderful breeder to my temporary foster, Jessa. She took me to college classes and began my potty and crate training. Then I transitioned again into the home of my puppy raiser, Bobbi.