Dogs Need Vacations, Too
If you've ever wondered if service dogs get a vacation, the answer is yes! Our door is always open for service dog pups that we've raised.
We love the chance to get to know their new families and to have a little piece of our life back with the dog that we raised. It's fun to see them as adults. They go off and work a real job with responsibilities and everything. We get to see the result of the 15 months of hard work we put in when we were raising the pup.
Until their new family drives away. Then all bets are off.
Those responsible service dogs are then allowed to have "vacation brain." They can turn all those responsibilities off for a week or two and just be regular dogs.
We hadn't seen Levi since I turned him in back in January of 2015.
It was only a year and a half, but it felt like forever. We were unable to attend Levi's graduation ceremony because of one of my work commitments, so we were overdue for a Levi-fix.
Read about Levi's adventures on vacation...