2015 Update: Marino has been paired with a vet who was injured in the line of duty and suffers from PTSD. He has brought joy to the entire family and given his person new hope for the future.
Fall 2014 Update: Marino is closing in on Graduation! He will then be placed with his partner...we are excited he has done so well in the program!
Marino is doing well in the Service Dog program! He has graduated from the puppy program and is now with a full time trainer. Marino has his Penn Hip Clearance (70th percentile), CERF, and Cardiac clearance.
Mr. Red has gone on to pursue a career as a service dog as well with Saint Francis Service Dogs in Roanoke, VA. He will also be part of the Prison Pup program and we look forward to seeing his career progress!
Mr. Red is "Mr. Active." He just wants to play, play, play! He was the second pup to learn how to bark (only a few seconds after his brother Royal did so) and he loves to play with Momma Bailey. He is very coordinated and very smart. At only two weeks, he had learned to balance on the puppy rails and was trying to climb out! This guy will need an energetic family and lots of training to continually stimulate his mind. More pictures coming soon!