Hi! Yes I do! She is a cream standard poodle with tan points. She is a multipurpose service dog. She mainly does psychiatric, mobility, and medical response work.Do you have a service dog? If yes, what breed, and what does he do for you?
Sure! I’ve got lots of questions. Only answer the ones you feel comfortable answering.Could you ask a specific question? Sorry. I’m autistic and struggle with general things. But if you have specific questions or talking points I’m more than happy to answer!!!
She is my first service dog (and my first dog since I was a toddler).Sure! I’ve got lots of questions. Only answer the ones you feel comfortable answering.
Is she your first service dog?
How old is she?
Have you had her since she was a puppy?
How was she chosen for this work?
She is so lucky to have found you, and you are so lucky to have found her!She is my first service dog (and my first dog since I was a toddler).
She is almost 3.
I have not had her since she was a puppy. I got her at 18mo.
She was chosen by the trainer of the company I did the co-train program with. The company tends to use “unwanted” dogs.
Vera’s story is interesting, at least to me. All I know is that the trainer found her via a classifieds ad or something similar. Basically, a couple had her, I believe they got her from a breeder as a puppy, and didn’t realize how much work she was/ didn’t have the time for such a high-energy dog. I was told by the trainer that she was kept crated a lot and her diet wasn’t well monitored, because the couple couldn’t handle her. As such, she was 20-30lbs overweight with no tuck and she looked like a sausage, about an 8 on the body condition scale. She was also intact and didn’t know much basic obedience or respond to her name, so I got to rename her.
I would love to be able to track down her breeder so I can learn more about her. I only recently learned she’s a full poodle. I thought she was a goldendoodle but I did the wisdom panel on her.