Good news! Hero Dogs Fiona is pregnant!
Due to our accreditation with Assistance Dogs International, we’ve become eligible to join their North American Breeding Cooperative (ABC). As a member of this cooperative, which focuses on breeding puppies specifically for work as assistance dogs, we are able to manage our puppy onboarding in a more balanced way throughout the year, and we are able to diversify the genetics of the dogs in our program.
Fiona was enrolled in the co-op and is currently in Texas at Patriot Paws, awaiting the arrival of her puppies—expected in the next week or so. She will remain with them for the first eight weeks of their lives. Afterward, she’ll be back home at Hero Dogs with a couple of puppies who will begin training to become service dogs. The remaining puppies in her litter will start training with other members of the ABC.