We have placed our first dog to be trained as a narcotics detection dog.
Beau was basically a "throw away" lab that was passed from one rescue to another. At one point he was going to be destroyed. I was ask to take him in and give him a chance. I found him to be a wonderful lab who was happy and wanted to learn.
I tried to give him a little special attention each day and he began to calm down and respond to the love and kindness he was receiving.
About a month ago I was contacted by a trainer who was looking for a dog for drug detection work. Jason came out and evaluated Beau and found him to be EXACTLY what he was looking for.
They train with a rolled up rag and Beau really had the drive needed to start his training. After about a month of talking and working around both of our vacations, Jason came out today and picked up Beau.
Beau will live with Jason for several months while he is in training. Then, when he is certified, he will move on to his new handler, a 26 year old officer with an Ohio police dept. I will be invited to attend Beau's certification and will get regular updates on the big busts he makes.
I have said from the first time meeting him that Beau was a dog who needed a job, well now he has one. Good luck my boy! I hope you have a long and stellar carere
Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization or S.P.A.R.R.O. and Shades Of Grey Senior Sanctuary
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Saving one dog will not change the world But, surely, for that one dog the world will change forever!
Way to go!
Much success to Beau.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
that is so cool!!!
keep us updated
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
That's wicked!! Good luck Beau!
<br />"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."
That is so totally awesome!!
Me, Abzilla and the Helomonster.
Good news Joe! Good luck with your new job Beau
<br /><br />"in moments of joy, all of us wish we possessed a tail we could wag."<br />w.h. auden<br /><br />"This is worse than a divorce... I've lost half of my net worth and I still have my wife"
good luck beau!!
<br />pj, theo & dexter
what a feel good this is.......
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Great work Joe! Best wishes to Beau in his career!