...I am a (retired) puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. I have raised 16 pups for them from 1993-2007.
We ended up keeping two retired dogs. They retired young, one due to health problems and the other due to the fact that she didn't like the work after all.
So we have Hank, a black lab who is almost 6 and Ellie May who will be 3 in November.
It is kind of weird having grown-up labs instead of puppies, but we are adjusting.
Welcome from NY!