Graduation Day!

We recently got the call from Fidelco that it was time for Yazzie to begin her formal training to be a guide dog! We got about 4 weeks notice and were able to pick a time that was good for us to bring her in for the last time. The staff did a great job preparing for the day including a final class with Yazzie’s “Y” litter mates. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know our group of eight families and have made many friends. Several families have already received new puppies before the old ones had graduated!

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Kristin's Story

While our focus has been on training Yazzie to become a Fidelco guide dog, in the back of our minds we are regularly reminded of the ultimate goal of this exercise which is serving a blind person in need.

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Happy 6 Month Birthday Yazzie!

Yazzie, the Harvey & Lewis Fidelco Guide Dog turned six months old on January 21st! She now weighs in at a whopping 60 pounds and is still growing steadily. At this age, the folks at Fidelco like their dogs to come in for an overnight stay to evaluate them and get an idea of how the training is coming and what we need to work on. Yazzie spent three nights at the Fidelco kennel (or “The Doggie Spa” as the staff calls it) and we are happy to report that Yazzie passed this six month evaluation with flying colors!

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Thank You to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation!

Yazzie, Harvey & Lewis's Fidelco Guide Dog In Training, is now 4 months old. She’s gaining about 3-4 pounds a week (!) and experiencing more and more of the big world around her every day. All the lessons she is learning and all the skills she is mastering will one day serve her well as she becomes the eyes of a Fidelco client who is blind or visually impaired.

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