Monday, August 19, 2013

Carver Graduated as a Service Dog!

The day we hoped for finally arrived. We got the call that Carver had made a preliminary match and the following Wednesday, Deb, PJ III and I were in route to Ohio.

Before graduation we got to see Carver. It had been 6 long months, but, it was as if he'd just left yesterday! Mr. Wiggles was in full blown body wiggle!

Then the Kansas City Crew got their Carver time!

Then we got a pic of Carver and his brother Callahan.

Jeb's puppy raiser with Pluto and Herman (hiding)

And finally...Graduation!!!!!

Handing the leash over to Dustin. Can you see how happy Carver is?

Group picture of Ansel (left) and Carver (right) and their forever peeps!

What a wonderful time in Ohio! Great to see Ansel, Joe & Denise and then to have Carver graduate with Dustin. Good luck to Dustin and Carver as they head off to their Junior year at Ball State University.

We sure do love being puppy raisers for Canine Companions!


  1. What a great time we had in Ohio. I love the picture of the turning over of the leash. Both Dustin and Carver look so happy. I can't wait to hear about the continuing adventures together. Mark and Deb, you are fantastic puppy raisers and certainly raised a sweet, wiggly, smart boy!

  2. And we love having you be puppy raisers for Canine Companions. Very happy to see photos of Carver on Facebook and thanks for reminding him not to text while in class Mark.

  3. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful weekend and what a great extended family you are growing! You have done something so incredible; well done. Keep it going ;)

  4. Seeing your pictures just re-confirms why I puppy raise!


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