GEB Island Guide Dog


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Picture of GEB Island Guide Dog  , a female Labrador Retriever

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"I trained in Yorktown Heights NY at Guiding Eyes For The Blind."

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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs


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Look at this girl at work in Arizona!!

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"Look at this girl at work in Arizona!!"

GEB Graduation Day, 11/8/08. God Bless Island!

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"GEB Graduation Day, 11/8/08. God Bless Island!"

A field trip at GEB, the day before my second birthday.

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"A field trip at GEB, the day before my second birthday."

Beautiful Island, we will love you forever!

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"Beautiful Island, we will love you forever!"

I was DOTD 1/31/09!

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"I was DOTD 1/31/09!"

Getting to see Island during her GEB guide dog training. Better than winning the lottery!

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"Getting to see Island during her GEB guide dog training. Better than winning the lottery!"

Getting to visit Island and Pete in Arizona!

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"Getting to visit Island and Pete in Arizona!"

Sister Act. Island and Babe, Guiding Eyes For The Blind Siblings

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"Sister Act. Island and Babe, Guiding Eyes For The Blind Siblings"

Yes, I was a beautiful baby!

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"Yes, I was a beautiful baby!"

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Nicknames:
Island Girl, Island Jeanette, Island G-nette, Ijers, EyeEye, Big Sister

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

Birthday:
October 17th 2006

Likes:
Sleeping on her favorite dog pillow, playing with Gomez

Pet-Peeves:
When it isn't time to eat

Favorite Toy:
Kong tug, busy ball, nylabones

Favorite Food:
Nutro Lamb and Rice flavor

Favorite Walk:
Right on our street, or strolling through the Mall. She knows her puppy coat takes her to interesting places and is always on her best behavior.

Best Tricks:
Kisses on command. Rings a bell when she needs to potty but it is a behavior, not really a trick Also will "spin" on command. She can always have a backup career as a show dog!

Arrival Story:
We are puppy raiser's for Guiding Eyes For The Blind. Island is the third puppy we are raising. She is a puppy in pre-training. We will have Island for about 16 months, and then she will go back to Guiding Eyes to train as a guide dog. We love all the puppies as if they were our own. A piece of our hearts leaves with each one. We feel it is a gift from above to be able to train these wonderful dogs, and then give someone the gift of independence. ***UPDATE***Island is now a working guide in Tuscon AZ guiding Pete each day. God Bless Island and Pete!!!

Bio:
Island was born at Guiding Eyes For The Blind's breeding center. Her Mom is Thelma. Her Dad Faust is from another Guide Dog School. She is a very sweet puppy. She is from a litter of nine. Her siblings are Idette, Ike, Holly, Izzie, Ivory, Lucky, India, and Imari. Two of her siblings were sent to another Guide Dog School and two were released by GEB when they went through their puppy testing. The released puppies are adopted after careful evaluation by GEB from a long waiting list of people wanting these special dogs. Update: After spending nineteen wonderful months in our home, Island went back to the guide school to train to become a gift to someone who needs her. She has graduated after five months and is matched to a wonderful young man. We love her so much and wish her good luck. We were so lucky to have her in our lives.

Forums Motto:
Smart little girlie

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 10th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
496153

for 2826 days


Meet my family
Gomez CGC ,
CFP
Hildy GEB
Guide Dog
Angel
Max -became an
Angel 6/3/06
Jack -became
an Angel
11/25/06
Diablo ~I have
a forever
home!
Retired Brood
GEB Babe
Piper former
Marilyn
Joanie
Cherished Pet
GEB Jillian
Guide Dog
GEB Guide Dog
Tango
Kathryn GEB Pup In
Training Effie

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Life of a guide dog puppy in pre-training


Thank you Dogster and All My Friends!

January 31st 2009 3:41 am
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What an honor to be Dog Of The Day!
Thank you for choosing me!
I am very appreciative of all the good wishes sent my way.
Love, Island Girl ~Guide Dog

 

I'm doing great!

November 20th 2008 3:31 am
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Mom has gotten two updates on me so far. I am doing great out in Arizona! I am getting spoiled and loved just the way I should be!'
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Love,
Island

 

My greatest accomplishment!

November 9th 2008 10:08 pm
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I have officially graduated! I am matched to a wonderful young man named Pete, and he loves me and trusts my work! My whole puppy raising family came to watch me on my special day. They drove seven hours to see me and I was so happy to see them! Tears of joy were flowing! I am so lucky, because Pete just loves me to pieces and is just so nice. Mom is confident I will have a happy life with him and his family in Arizona. He told Mom he already bought me a bed online with my name embroidered on it! I am one lucky puppy, getting to do something for someone who needs me. What can be better than that? Pete says he will update Mom and send pictures. I had the greatest guide dog trainer at GEB. Susan always motivated me to do my best, and it carried over when I started working with Pete. A special shout out to my pals who have followed me on Dogster. I won't disappoint you! Don't ever forget me! Love, Guide Dog Island

 
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