It’s been a little while since our last update and while the mom of our potential service dog candidate puppy has been growing those little ones in her belly we’ve been working behind the scenes continuing to raise and save money.
It’s been admittedly slow-going (which we read was often the case for most people), but we haven’t lost hope! We’re going to continue to fundraise (you can take a little peek at our fundraising page if you haven’t seen it) and even if we haven’t reached our goal by next week when we make our final payment we’ll move forward with the hope that we will meet it at some point soon.
Anyway, since we promised to take you guys on this journey we thought we’d take a minute to update you on what’s happened since our last post in this series!
Well … both moms had their puppies around mid- to late-May and every single one was born healthy! The two litters are about a week apart, so while one litter is beginning to walk around the other is still very new. We honestly can’t remember how many girls/boys because gender and markings aren’t at all a factor for us, but there was a decent mix we believe.
Enrichment for the puppies has already begun with Early Neurological Stimulation, handling and grooming and the older litter has also already been introduced to sleeping in the crate (together as a litter for now)! They’re introduced to the crate from a young age so that it’s pleasant for them to be crate trained and transported—so much better than traumatizing them by first introducing it later on.
Things will begin to pick up speed once these little guys are totally mobile and then we’ll be able to see more of their personalities and perhaps their training potential.
We’re super excited and very hopeful that our service dog candidate puppy is among them, however, we’re trying to keep ourselves in check and aware that there’s no guarantee.
Either way, here’s a little puppy cuteness to hold you over for now!
We’ll update you again once there’s been another development! Thank you again for all of your kind words of encouragement on our previous posts. 🙂