Hi, my name is Roofus! I was born on February 16, 2018, I am a Dudley Labrador Retriever. My nose has a lighter pigment than other Labs and I also have yellow/green eyes too. My favorite things in life are treats and attention. I’m learning all kinds of things at NLK9s because I get to be a service dog when I grow up. So far, I have learned to answer yes and no questions, how to identify different objects and colors, unzip clothing, walk nice on leash and can make you laugh with my silly play.
From Roofus' Handlers
“ The NLK9s program has been a blessing to my life. Working will all the dogs has been an awesome experience. Roofus lights up all of my days. He doesn’t judge me or look down upon me, he only shows me unconditional love. Being his handler is something I love and something my wife & family can be proud of.....” - Jo
“ I am proud to be a part of the New Life K9s Program. I am ready to begin mending the damaged relationships I have caused in my life. The bond I have developed with the little guy Roofus has made my life matter again. To be able to teach K9s for Veterans and First Responders is truly a blessing....” - Dave
See Roofus' Progress Below
This month I have had a lot of fun! One way it was fun for me was because the NLK9s ladies decided I needed more time out of the prison, which meant I am now able to go home every night with my weekend puppy raisers. She takes me to all types of places so I can be a good service dog when I grow up. At school I have been learning lots of new things! Carrying things have been another fun thing incorporated in this months learning. I am learning to carry things so that I can help my future person when they need me. I now know how to open doors almost every single time I am asked. I have so much fun and I love helping. Well that's all for now, see you next month!
SEPTEMBER 2018 UPDATE
Roof Roof everybody... I'm really excited to give you an update on how this month has went. I have learned to open doors by tugging them. I am also learning really good manners and how to say hi to people without jumping on them. I know people like when I get excited and jump up to give them kisses, but I am learning to become a service dog one day so manners are important. One example of needing good manners is when I go into restaurants or the movies. I can be very patient now and most of all I know how to make people smile. I have some surprises to share with you next month so be sure to check in...Bye!
AUGUST 2018 UPDATE