The following dogs listed on this page are those that are in training as working dogs and are seeking purpose. Each dog raised/trained/socialized by A Better Pet is well understood. To that end, we know the ideal partners for these dog and try to list attributes for each individual dog. If you think you or a loved one could benefit from a service, therapy or facility dog partnership, please CONTACT US.
Hazel is a sweet, gentle, funny and smart multi-gen labradoodle. Hazel had the benefit of rotating puppy raising homes where she learned manners, got a ton of socialization experiences, exercise, lots of dog play and is fantastic in her public access work and always up for a new adventure. She has also gotten to grow and play quite a bit with her sister Kevin, in placement as a psychiatric service dog.
Hazel is remarkably calm, mellow and well-mannered. House trained, crate trained, gets along well with dogs and cats. She is very social and loves to be in the company of people and other dogs but she is not a deep snuggler. She enjoys affection but prefers to chill out near you. She could be an excellent therapy dog prospect for someone in a helping profession as well as a service dog for someone less active. I also see her being a great facility dog prospect. At 9+ months old she is 36 pounds. Expected adult weight approx. 40 – 45 lbs.
DOB: 5/16/19 ARRIVED TO CAMP A BETTER PET: 8/31/19 READY NOW
SPARK UPDATE: PARTNERED 2/21/20. Stay tuned for details and updates
Spark Joy, yellow Labrador Retriever puppy born 7/9/19. She lives up to her name. Spark has been raised under my supervision with awesome puppy raisers and is quite a remarkable puppy. She has mastered potty training, crate training, knows all her manners and excels in public access training and is being raised to be a psychiatric service dog extraordinaire. She is active, very intelligent and a pleasure to train. She has a wicked sense of humor and loves people of all ages. This is my third puppy from this breeder — all service dogs — (Ridgeview Labradors) and each is an amazing stoic, calm, athletic, intelligent and loving type of make and model. Spark gets along well with other dogs, is confident and growing fast. This dog is super calm, confident, attentive and very cuddly. Adult weight estimated to be 55-65 lbs.
Stay tuned for continued updates on Spark.The ideal candidate is someone interested in continuing, under intensive supervision, guidance and support (as well as respite if and as needed) a six month agreement. Spark is ready when the right partner reveals him or herself. Interested? Email and we can schedule a face to face or virtual interview to see if she’s a good fit.
DOB: 7/19/19 ARRIVED TO CAMP A BETTER PET: 10/11/19 PARTNERED: 2/21/20
PIXIE UPDATE: PARTNERED June 2020
Pixie, third and final born of my own dog Franny, and born on 10/18/18, is now ready for service dog placement and support. (learn more about the early months of Pixie and her siblings on my blog, STARTING HERE.) This irrepressible English Springer Spaniel is already trained, socialized and excels in public access training and is seeking the perfect partner.
Ideal candidate is an active (or whose goal is to increase activity) late adolescent/adult wanting an experienced guide and support to create a service dog partnership with this irrepressible love bug. Pixie has the temperament, personality and foundation to provide an array of talents that can be personalized for functionality through training and guided support. She’d be ideal for someone who grapples with various challenges including but not necessarily limited to various medical conditions, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and social challenges. House trained, crate trained, heavily socialized and experienced in a variety of social settings. Experienced and well behaved college campus dog. Currently living and continuing her training as a PSD on campus at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She next returns to Cleveland in early March for interviews.
DOB: 10/18/18 BORN AT CAMP A BETTER PET: 10/18/18 UPDATE: Pixie has been PLACED! Details on this magnificent pairing to come soon!
Placement includes each dog’s purchase price (fully up to date vaccinations, and is current on flea/tick and heart worm preventative), a six month training agreement (the secret sauce of service dog training through A Better Pet LLC), free membership to A Better Pet Peer Support Group and a lifetime free membership to DIP (Drop in Play)* Please feel free to review the videos from previous clients (see below: Teams Rachel and Riley, Eriko and Dolce and Sarah and Scout) to get an idea of the transformative, positive effect a well trained and healthy dog along with support and guidance can provide for people who struggle with day to day challenges.
*In addition, each partner will also received A Better Service Dog online service dog training course and membership to the online community launching by June 2020.
For more information and details on what this package can look like for you or a loved one, please email. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY . References available upon request.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Videos of previous teams