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Puppy Birth Announcement! – Our Service Dog Journey Volume 2

written by familyadhd

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This is our golden, Shadow. Unfortunately, due to hip dysplasia, severe allergies and his age he is unable to be trained to be a service dog, but he looks forward to welcoming his new brother or sister!

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. 🙂

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25 comments

Franc Ramon July 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

I hope you get to raise the needed funds. Those puppies can be so cute and really be a bundle of energy.

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familyadhd July 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Thank you! Yes, definitely a lot of work 🙂 This little one will have a lot of training to undergo as well!

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Christy Maurer July 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Awww poor Shadow! I hope you do get your puppy service dog. It is so important when you need one to be able to get one!

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

Thank you so much!

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Maurene Cab July 4, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Such a great way to train them to use the crate. Having puppies is such a blessing.

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

Yes, definitely 🙂

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Lauren July 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

Oh puppies are the best! I wish we got to know my dog when he was a puppy, but we got him at 1 year old. Woulda been really cute as a baby! (who am I kidding, he’s still a baby!)

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 10:57 am

Haha yes, these guys definitely become our fur babies for life 🙂

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Sarah Bailey July 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

Oh how exciting, I am so glad Mum and pups are doing well and best of luck with raising all the funds you need!

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

Thank you so much!

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Jennifer G July 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Oh wow. This is so exciting. We are so happy that Mom and Pups are doing well! Totally think crates are a necessity!

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Very exciting! We agree 🙂

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wicklessusa.com July 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm

What an exciting announcement! I think it is so cool to celebrate the puppies. Definitely a special day.

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Definitely! 🙂

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My Teen Guide July 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

These puppies are so cute! I know it is a lot of work to care for all 6 of those puppies but they are adorable! I hope you will be able to raise the funds you need. Will help spread the word too.

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you <3 Yes, definitely a lot of work, especially since since are going on to become service/assistance dogs and require additional training!

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Leigh Anne Borders July 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

How sweet! Being a puppy mom is a lot of work but so worth it. I look forward to seeing how they grow and develop. Hopefully the funds you need will come right in.

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Thank you! We’ll definitely continue to share our guy’s (Zim) progress 🙂

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Lauren July 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm

I hope you get the funds you need! Service dogs are so important. And goldens are the best breed!

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familyadhd July 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Thank you so much! <3 We have a special place in our hearts for goldens so adding a goldendoodle to our family will be fantastic. We think our senior golden will really love him too!

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Debra J Hawkins July 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

What sweet little puppies! I wish you luck on your service dog journey! It can be a long one, but oh so worth it!

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familyadhd July 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Thank you so much! <3

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Neha July 5, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Aww.. so cute they are. Wish you good luck to raise funds to train your pups! Having pups is a blessing. Train them well! When they’ll grow up they are going to bring lots of joy. 🙂

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familyadhd July 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Thank you so much!

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margarette July 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Wow! Those are mommy-puppies cuteness overload. I am totally enchanted with any kind of dog. Love this.

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