A bunch of gorgeous service canines in training were taken on a field excursion last week that they will never forget.
They spent their vacation in Disneyland.
The canines are members of Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization located in California that trains service dogs and matches them with people who might benefit from their assistance.
These puppies are still learning the ropes under the supervision of their caregivers, but it isn’t all labor. On Thursday, the group went to Disneyland to tour the grounds and make new acquaintances in order to enhance their crucial socializing skills.
“Disneyland is the ideal site to introduce our puppies to crowds, loud noises, diverse sights and scents, and all types of people,” Kendra Clark, who assisted with the trip’s planning, told The Dodo.
Here are some of the highlights from their park visit.
Clark added, “The puppies truly liked going around the park.” “With their Mickey ears on, they posed for photographs and ate up all the attention they got from the people.”
The dogs even got to enjoy a few rides.
They also had some interesting interactions with some of the park’s most well-known characters.
“It was a delight to see how thrilled they were when they met the characters!” Clark remarked. “The characters were nearly as eager to say hello as the dogs!”
The dogs had a great time on their vacation, and they helped make other people’s days better as well.
Nicole Brown was one of the park visitors who was ecstatic to see the future service dogs enjoying a good time.
“I’ve always loved dogs, especially Labradors and Golden Retrievers. But seeing kids with Mickey Mouse ears at Disneyland was the nicest thing ever “Brown told The Dodo about it. “They appeared to be overjoyed to be there. They were enthralled by the attention they were receiving from tourists and Disney characters alike.”
The trip was a success, and the group hopes to do it again in a few months, all for the benefit of canines that will one day play critical roles in the lives of those who need them. It’s an extra advantage to be able to help spread the news about it.
“Part of our responsibility as puppy raisers is to educate the public about service dogs and Canine Companions’ goal,” Clark explained. “It was fantastic that the crowds were not only enthralled with our service dogs in training, but also so respectful of the fact that they were on the job.”
Though it’s lovely to see that the dogs had a good time as well.
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