April 7, 2014

WBRC Welcomes New Guide Dog Puppy in Training

Photo: WBRC's new Guide Dog Puppy in Training 'Rookie'
WBRC would like to welcome 'Rookie', a new Guide Dog puppy 'in training'.  Rookie is a 8 week old male 3/4 yellow Labrador 1/4 golden retriever who is being raised and trained by Lindsay Hass, WBRC Orientation and Mobility Specialist.  Rookie will accompany Ms. Hass to work and in the community for about 18 months to become acclimated to a variety of environments, people, and situations prior to returning to Guide Dogs for the Blind for evaluation and additional training to become a Guide Dog.  Rookie is the 6th Guide Dog puppy that Ms. Hass has raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Her last Guide Dog puppy, Hawthorne, is currently participating in formal training at Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, CA

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