Here’s another dog who loves her job! Hero Dogs Honor’s human was the first facility dog handler to be featured in our weekly #FeatureFriday posts, and now it’s her turn to shine (literally… she has a very shiny, healthy coat)! 😎
𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞/𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲/𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝: Hero Dogs Medal of Honor/July 27th- I am a Leo if you know me you know. Black Labrador Retriever
𝐈’𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐚𝐭: The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲: All my friends, who come to visit me or who I get to visit. I get a lot of pets and scratches.
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐃𝐨𝐠𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐠: Helping. I love to help, whether it is picking up dropped items, using my skills to play games with people or just listening to someone who needs to talk. I get lots of smiles so it’s a very rewarding job.
𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤: TRAILS, TRAILS, TRAILS. Especially those with water.
𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐠: COVID. Our facility has stopped in person activities and people have to stay home to stop the spread. I really miss my friends. The Arc does daily virtually activities but it’s not the same. I’ve gotten to go and visit some friends at their homes and the few staff who still come into the building but its not the same as the normal hustle and bustle.
𝐀 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐤 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬: Me, None. I make some funny noises. When I am excited, I make a pig sound and when a piece of food gets away from me, I sound like a helicopter. NO FOOD LEFT BEHIND
𝟑 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐞: Loving, Intelligent, Decisive