|March 2012||Volume 12 Issue 3|
Construction is underway on the caretaker's cottage at the HCI Training Facility on
MARCH PUPPY PIN UP - ZEKE
SPRING IS HERE... AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
Trooper and Riley are expecting seven puppies on March 30th! Both dogs come from many generations of the best English, American and Australian Guide Dog lines. They have excellent health and temperament that we hope will be passed on to their puppies. “Super Trooper" is calm, confident and reliable. Riley is happy, affectionate and eager to please. Trooper is going to graduate as a Courthouse Dog and Riley will be placed as a Service Dog for a child. This special litter will begin the third time around the alphabet naming puppies for HCI. Help us to name the puppies by submitting your ideas for names starting with the letter "A."
Click above to watch this week's training exercise.
FAREWELL VANESA & KRISTIN
Vanesa Vizuete of Barcelona,
Spain and Kristin Anderson of Tucson, Arizona
have recently completed their internships with HCI. The internship program is
designed to help people with both education and experience in the Assistance
Dog industry learn how to start their own programs. Kristin plans to start a
Therapy Dog Program for children in foster care and Vanesa arrived with plans
to start a program in Spain.
We thank them for all their hard work and dedication while at HCI and wish them
both much continued success!
Quigley has recently graduated and works as a Therapy Dog at
Roselani Assisted Living Facility in Kahului. Quigley shares unconditional love and smiles and everyone he meets smiles back. He is always happy to give a kiss or offer a
paw. Roselani residents enjoy his
gentle nature and his growing “fan club” looks forward to his visits. The staff has been amazed at how well the Alzheimer's patients respond to Quigley.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.