Friday, July 24, 2009

From the ECAD office

Bella, Lu's Great Dane, had a long labor and delivery on July 21 and 22. On July 23 she gave us a scare when she developed a fever. It turned out Bella needed an emergency c section to remove a dead puppy nobody knew about. Fortunately, Bella is recovering quickly and taking excellent care of her babies.

Russell, a golden retriever/lab is the proud dad of these 9 black, adorable pups. The puppies will be trained by ECAD and other Service Dog providers to see if they make good balance dogs for taller adults. We'll keep you posted.

Friday, July 17, 2009

From the ECAD Office

We're thankful for the help of Jenna Cooper, our summer intern. Jenna has scanned all our dog records into the computer. She's also done web research and other tasks to help us out. Thanks Jenna!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

News from the Torrington Kennel

We recently took some of the ECAD dogs to the Mystic Aquarium in Mytic, CT. The dogs included Gigi, Brownie, Angel and Sierra who were all handled by the Torrington volunteers. (in photo: Mitchel, Amanda, Cecilia, Jacob, Sarah, Hayden and Hunter) This trip was made possible by the Mystic Team that we contacted. We would like to give a special thanks to Ashley Holtt, and Allison Tuttle from Mystic Aquarium who made this possible. We're looking forward to our next visit to the Aquarium before the end of the summer.

Monday, July 6, 2009

From the ECAD Office

Train the Trainer began today. This is a six week long class taught by Lu Picard. By the end of the six weeks the five students should be expert trainers. Of course the dogs are benefiting from this class also!