Puppy pickup and delivery | December 3, 2016

Today Rancher headed back to San Rafael for formal training. Dominique and Hackett joined the BAARK puppy club.

Brian and Aiden off to formal training at Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael on 11-5-16

Good luck to Brian and Aiden as they start the process of formal training. We will be watching the phase reports to see how you are doing.

Rhubarb graduated as a working Guide Dog on November 5, 2016

We are so proud of Margaret and Rod, first time raisers, on the graduation of their adorable Rhubarb. Rhubarb graduated from the Oregon Campus. She has a very exciting life ahead of her.

Yuma Fun Day 2016

Brian, Rancher, Aiden and Fisher made the journey to the annual Yuma AZ Fun Day 2016. Fisher met his sister Faith there too.

OCTA Service Dog Training Day | October 1, 2016

BAARK participated in the OCTA Service Dog Training Day. OCTA allows all service dogs to ride the bus to and from the ARTIC/Downtown Disney. It was a warm day so we met early and rode the bus, had breakfast and wandered around Downtown Disney allowing the puppies to experience going in and out of stores, ride the tram, etc. Always a fun event.

Goodbye and Good Luck to Nomad (and others)

Today we met the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Truck. This is an amazing event – excitement followed by tears too. Some raisers received a new puppy and others put their puppy on the truck for the trip back to Guide Dogs for the Blind for formal training (or what I like to call “College”). This visit to the puppy truck was to say goodbye to Nomad, raised by Michelle.

Hollywood Bowl Photos | A Chorus Line July 30, 2016

I was very excited about the success of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppies in Training and Working Guide Dogs the Annual Hollywood Bowl outing. It was so good to meet new raisers and handlers at the picnic and inside of the venue. There were 30 dogs and 92 humans in attendance. The seating, as always, was great. Thank you all for making this years event a success.

BAARK Guide Dog Puppy Raisers enjoy an evening of Bowling | 6/28/16

BAARK GDB Puppy Raisers enjoyed an evening of bowling. Actually was very fun and the puppies didn’t care one bit. They all just hung out guarding the bowling ball racks. We were missing Aiden this time. Rhubarb had an excused absence as she is in breeder evaluation (fingers crossed).