|Marlee & Maureen take a trip to the mall
We'd like to introduce you to Marlee. This adorable little girl came to us from Kings County Animal Control in Kings County, California. We adopted her on Halloween day of 2012.
Marlee was trained by DFD's Chelsey West, one of our amazing apprentice trainers, and she passed her Hearing Dog certification with flying colors! Apprentice Program Instructor Emily Minah said, "Chelsey did an excellent job training Marlee. With patience and care, Chelsey helped to shape Marlee into the working professional that she is today."
After certification, Marlee was matched with Maureen K. of Florida and, just last week, Marlee was placed.
Maureen just beamed the first time Marlee alerted her to a sound. She said that she knew they were going to do well together. She adored Marlee and the feeling was mutual. Maureen said that she is so grateful to have Marlee because it will allow her to keep her independence, along with having more peace of mind.
Marlee really loves her new career and Emily says, "Marlee has such a look of pride after she has successfully alerted to a sound!"