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Here Come the Graduates!

 In Client Training, Graduation, Service Dog Training, Service Dogs, Training

Congratulations to our newest graduates! This Fall, our San Antonio team hosted the most recent Client Training and Assistance Dog Graduation ceremony, celebrating our two newest Service Dog Teams. These teams underwent two intensive weeks of training where both humans and canines worked together to learn and understand each other and take their first steps to building a lifelong bond and relationship. After successfully completing Client Training, we honored and celebrated these two teams at our Graduation ceremony which was held at The Alamo, a historic and renowned landmark of San Antonio, Texas. Our graduation ceremony was held on October 14th and the Texas weather certainly held up from its normal heat to make for a fabulous and cool day. Not only that, but we were able to share the day with the Annular Solar Eclipse that went on during the reception. This certainly made for a day to remember! Now let’s meet our two new Service Dogs!

New Team Members Tracey and Debra
New Team Members Tracey and Debra

Our Fall 2023 Grads!

Up first we have Debra, a two-and-a-half-year-old black Labrador/Golden Retriever cross who was trained at our San Antonio, TX site. She’s an amiable-amiable little lady who runs on belly rubs and love. Although Debra is well known for having a social personality, she is quite famous at her site for her “Wednesday Addams” attitude when it comes to photography sessions. Despite that, though, Debra’s attentive eyes and calm demeanor make for a perfect match for her client, Tracey.

Kreitzberg, nicknamed Kai, turned two this August and was trained at our Anchorage, AK facility. Kai is an amiable-expressive young man with a big personality! Kai alternates between a serious and empathetic demeanor with a very intuitive nature about him, but is always ready to show off his silly side. Kai’s ability to connect with those around him and stay in tune with their well-being will make his partnership with Russell one in a million!

We couldn’t be more excited to see these two new Service Dogs complete their training and be celebrated for all of their hard work from over the last two to three years. These two newly appointed Service Dogs are off on their new adventures with their new battle buddies, and we are so excited to see all of the things they accomplish!

Our newest Service Dog teams, Tracey & Debra and Russell and Kreitzberg!
Our newest Service Dog teams, Tracey & Debra and Russell and Kreitzberg!

See You Next Time!

We are so grateful for all of the support and generous donations and sponsorships we received this year and for all of those who helped make this event such a huge success. Thank you to The Alamo, Dos Perros Coffee, Two Bros BBQ Market, Costco, Skylar Blue, Cookie Expressions, Jason’s Deli, Krazy Katsu SA, Albi’s Vite Italian-Leon Springs, and to our individual sponsors as well! We are looking forward to the next Client Training and Graduation we get to host, so be on the lookout on our social media for updates! Keep up to date with us and all of our future events by following us on our Facebook page at @PPHSanAntonio, or on our Instagram at @pawsforpurplehearts.tx.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make Client Training and Graduation a success!
Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make Client Training and Graduation a success!

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