Arturo (cc'd GDB puppy)

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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Artu, Turro, Baby Face, Buddy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

May 6th 2005

working! Wearing his vest makes him prance!

not being able to play with other dogs

Favorite Toy:
his tug toy

Favorite Food:
only his puppy kibble is allowed :)

Favorite Walk:
He loves the 3-mile walk that takes him up to our local shopping center, and usually involves visiting some stores

Best Tricks:
being tricks allowed.

Arrival Story:
Arturo was a seeying eye dog-in-training. I raised him for a year and a half--from 12 weeks to 18 months-- and then turned him back for advanced seeing eye dog training.

Arturo was a fantastic puppy who loved to play, especially hide-and-seek. I think he would have made a good search and rescue dog. Sadly, Arturo was "career changed" (i.e. he will not become a working seeing eye dog) because of cataracts, and now is happy to live with a family in Oregon who love him a lot!! He serves as a personal therapy dog for his new owner.

Forums Motto:
Work-driven, great boy!!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
( Rant ) H*ll YES she is a service dog

Arturo's siblings are: Armand- MYL- Career Changed for cataracts Armand
Anton- MYL- Career Changed 2 days before graduation for dog distraction Anton
Arby- MYL- Career Changed
Angorra- FYL- Career Changed
Augusta- FYL- Career Changed
America- FYL- Graduated as a GDB breeder
Antonia- FYL- Career Changed
If you know any of these pups, let me know!!!!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 3rd 2007 More than 9 years!

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Arturo's life

It's Thursday! :)

May 8th 2008 2:33 pm
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Well, in honor of being chosen Dogster's Service Dog of the Month, I've decided to move up a phase to phase 7!

"Phase #7

Guidework in extremely challenging downtown urban areas (Portland)
Training on buses, light rail/subway systems and platform edges
Introduction to low overhead clearances
Advanced off-leash obedience
Formal traffic training "

Mom says she's getting really excited, and that she's heard if I make it past phase 8, I have a really good chance of making it as a guide. I know I have a really good chance anyway, but mom doesn't always believe me.

And congratulations to my buddy Bravo, he is in class and graduating as a guide dog in a few weeks!


Happy Valentines Day!!

February 14th 2008 3:25 pm
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Happy V-day to my furever Valentine! I miss you so much big boy, and love you bunches!! ~Love--your 1st mommy



February 9th 2008 10:50 pm
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I'm very very happy. Today, I saw mom again! She told me she was a little concerned I wouldn't rember her (it's been over a year since she dropped me off for training). Silly mommy. Of course I remembered her! My new mom had me, and as soon as I saw Anna-Mommy, I jumped up, and lunged towards her! I was SO happy! My two favorite people in the world in one spot! Anna-Mommy (my old mom) said I had put on some weight since she last saw me. Must be all those yummy treats I've been stealing. Anna-Mommy said she loves me very very much, and will continue to miss me furever. Then she said a funny word which I don't really understand. It sounded something like, "goodbye". Not quite sure what that means, but it must be something sad because she was crying when she said it. I think that maybe it means I don't get to see her again. That would make me sad. And when Anna-Mommy handed my leash back to my mom, I couldn't decide who to go with! But Anna-Mommy walked away, so I guess I'm still supposed to be living with new mom. Oh well. I get to go back to my happy life!!!! Loves and licks--Arturo

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