Hello, my name is Nolan! Born on the day of April 6, in the year of 2016! I’m the oldest lad here but definitely not the slowest. My nickname is Bruno Mars because I love to shake it! Dancing is one of my favorite activities along with chasing balls and playing with my 5 best friends. I also enjoy learning skills that will one day help help my veteran or first responder in need. Whoever you are, here are a few things I am learning for you: I know how to brace, open and close doors, identify different objects and pick them up for you. I also heard my snuggling skills are amongst the best in the group. I can’t wait to meet you!
From Nolan's Handlers
“ I often think about how lucky I am to be partnered up with such a great dog. This past year has been an amazing experience I will remember for the rest of my life.....” - Ronnie
“ Nolan is a loving and affection dog. I love spending time with him and he will be a great service dog to a veteran.....”- Felix
See Nolan's Progress Below
Hello, it’s me Nolan again! I am really excited for what is going on right now in this phase of my learning. I am going to boot camp next month which is where I will be placed with a veteran or first responder and graduate into a Service Dog. All my hard work is finally going to be used as real skills in real life with my person. In the meantime before I go I have been spending a lot of quality time with all my friends and family. We have been having a lot of fun together playing, wrestling, running and cuddling. My weekend puppy raiser has also been taking me some nights during the week to hang out with me and I really enjoy my time with them. That’s all for now! Check in with me next month to hear about my adventures in boot camp!
SEPTEMBER 2018 UPDATE
Hey everybody it’s me, Nolan! Back for an update. I’m almost to the finish line of all the work I have put into becoming a service dog, it’s finally coming to the point where I can actually put my skills and knowledge to use. But until then I can update you on how life has been in and out of prison. This month, I have been practicing for the demo my handlers and the team here at CTF will be putting on. My wow for the crowd will be when a random person picks a certain task for my handlers to do and I will copy whatever it is that they do. This is called ‘Like Me’ I am pretty good at copying them. That is also how I learned a lot of what I know, like turning on the lights, opening doors, putting something away, nudging my person when they have anxiety, and lots more! Another thing I have been doing this month is getting to spend more time outside the prison in order to practice being in public more and more since I will end up spending the rest of my life doing it. I enjoy my time both in and out!
AUGUST 2018 UPDATE