Guide Dogs in Training

   

   Guide Dogs in Training

The OccuPaws Board of Directors is proud to introduce to you our Guide Dogs in Training.

If you would like to donate a young dog or puppy to OccuPaws,
please send an email to our Breeding Director.

Visit Puppy Raising FAQ for additional information on how our puppies are raised

Visit Training FAQ for additional information on the things our dogs learn

Quest

PIT Quest Profile PictureNeverest Pursuit of Excellence “Quest” CGC

Female Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Mallory x Sully ’12)
Raised by: Sue of Oregon, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                                                      Sue of Verona, WI
                                       DOB: January 19, 2013
 

Training Stage: Awaiting Formal Harness Training
Quest is a full sibling to Breeder Callie. She is a sweet, sensitive dog. Quest is awaiting her turn to begin Formal Harness Training hopefully in November 2014.

Sonar

PIT Sonar Profile PictureNeverest Sound Waves “Sonar” CGC

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Canine Hope for Diabetics, CA (Bella x Teddy ’13)
Raised by: Jim & Lacy of Menasha, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
                                      DOB: April 30, 2013
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training
Sonar is a sweet, quiet, easy-going girl whose been a breeze to train. She began her formal harness training in October 2014 and is currently residing with a foster family in Portland, OR.

Tansi

PIT Tansi Profile PictureNeverest Hugs for All “Tansi”

Female Black and Tan Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Bratchet x Reese ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Don of Verona, WI
                 Sue of Verona, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                       DOB: June 10, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Tansi is litter-mates with PIT Trust.  Tansi (pronounced tawn-say) is a soft, sensitive girl. Tansi will continue to be evaluated as a potential breeding prospect in addition to training as a guide dog.

Trust

Trust (150x150)Neverest Priceless Virtue “Trust” BN RA CGC

Female Black and Tan Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Bratchet x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Jim & Lacy of Menasha, WI
                 Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                       DOB: June 10, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Trust is litter-mates with PIT Tansi. Trust is a super sweet and thoughtful little girl. She will continue to be evaluated as a potential breeding prospect as well as a guide dog candidate.

Star

Star (150x150)Topbrass Guiding Star “Star”

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Topbrass Retrievers, Illinois (Rosie x Chunk ’13)
Sponsored by: Wisconsin Grand Chapter – Order of the Eastern Star
Raised by: Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                                                      Courtney of Verona, WI
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                       DOB: June 18, 2013
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training

Star is a loyal, sensitive, companionable boy. He began his Formal Harness Training in October 2014 and is currently residing with a foster family in Portland, OR.

Tango

PIT Tango Profile PictureSharmik’s Liberty Tango at OccuPaws “Tango”

Male Black Standard Poodle
Bred by: Sun-Golden Kennels, Edgerton, WI (Violet x Lincoln ’13)
Raised by: Jennifer of Oshkosh, WI
                 Kristin of Beloit, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Diane of Sun Prairie, WI
                                        DOB: July 3, 2013
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Tango is quite the handsome charmer. He is polishing his skills and preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately February 2015.

Triumph

PIT Triumph Profile PictureNeverest Little Extra Umph “Triumph”

Female Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Emmy x Bear ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: July 24, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization – Possible Breeding Prospect
Triumph adds a little something extra to everything she does. She is incredibly smart and has an unparalleled zest for life. Triumph is also being evaluated as a potential breeding prospect.

Valor

PIT Valor Profile PictureNeverest Mighty Man of Valor “Valor”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Becky x Reese ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Morris & Kim of Stoughton, WI
                 Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                       DOB: September 20, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Valor is litter-mates with PIT Victory. He is a quiet natured boy who fits in well with anyone. Valor is preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately February 2015.

Victory

PIT Victory Profile PictureNeverest Will to Victory “Victory” CGC

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Becky x Reese ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Don of Verona, WI
                 Rich & Uliana of Pardeeville, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                        DOB: September 20, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Victory is litter-mates with PIT Valor. He is a go-getter with a strong desire to please. Victory is preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately February 2015.

Walker

PIT Walker Profile PictureNeverest Walk with Me “Walker”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Abbie x Reese ’13)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Don of Verona, WI
                 Desirae of Fox Lake, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Walker is litter-mates with PIT Winter. He has a mind of his own but is gradually learning to settle down and work with his handlers.

Winter

Winter (150x150)Neverest Winter Odyssey “Winter”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Abbie x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Bob & Joanne of Plain, WI
                 Don of Verona, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Winter is litter-mates with PIT Walker. She is a very spirited girl and is always finding new ways to enjoy working.

Witing

Witing (150x150)Havestime Bazinga of OccuPaws “Witing” CGCA

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Havestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Joy x Slick ’13)
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Courtney of Verona, WI  
DOB: December 31, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Witing is a calm, friendly boy with just a dash of clever wit. He takes his studies very seriously and is making tremendous progress in his training.

Xcel

Xcel (150x150)Harvestime Driven To Excel at OccuPaws “Xcel”

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Havestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Jolly x Slick ’14)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                  Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                  Bob & Joanne of Plain, WI  
DOB: March 28, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization

Xcel is a welcome addition to our program. We are thrilled with his half-brother, Witing, and look forward to seeing the same excellence in Xcel!

Yahtzee

Yahtzee (150x150)Neverest Luck of the Roll “Yahtzee”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Zoey x Reese ’14)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                  Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
DOB: April 15, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Yahtzee is a gentle giant – seriously this puppy is huge! He is a super sweet and laid-back boy who is always up for a snuggle.

Yazz

Yazz (150x150)Neverest Bringing Order “Yazz”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Prudence x Reese ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: April 27, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Yazz is a happy, confident little girl with a lot of spunk and pizzazz. No matter the task, her tail never stops wagging!

Zaga

Zaga (150x150)Plumtree Zagato Contentare “Zaga”

Female Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Plumtree Labradors, Hampshire, IL (Tiger x Tar ’14)
Sponsored by: Lori & Lou of Bloomington, IL
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: July 17, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Zaga is litter-mates with PIT Zelda & PIT Zest. Zaga is a very stable puppy who is proving to be quite confident.

Zelda

Zelda (150x150)Plumtree Happy to Please “Zelda”

Female Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Plumtree Labradors, Hampshire, IL (Tiger x Tar ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: July 17, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Zelda is litter-mates with PIT Zaga & PIT Zest. Zelda is an opinionated girl but when you’re having so much fun training, who can resist sharing.

Zest

Zest (150x149)Plumtree Eager to Please “Zest”

Female Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Plumtree Labradors, Hampshire, IL (Tiger x Tar ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: July 17, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Zest is litter-mates with PIT Zaga & PIT Zelda. Zest is a very calm, balanced puppy with a very sweet, affectionate side.

Aepic

A Litter Yellow Collar 7 wks (200x200)Neverest Unsung Virtue of Heroes “Aepic”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
DOB: August 25, 2014

 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Aepic is litter-mates with PIT Atlas, PIT Attar & PIT Aurora. He is a calm, thoughtful boy. Aepic will be mentored by fellow PIT Trust who will hopefully serve as a wonderful role model.

Atlas

A Litter Purple Collar 7 wks (200x200)Neverest Enduring Mountains “Atlas”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: August 25, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Atlas is litter-mates with PIT Aepic, PIT Attar & PIT Aurora. He was a surprise fourth puppy from this litter and is trying out with OccuPaws. Atlas did very well on all his temperament tests.

Attar

A Litter Red Collar 7 wks (200x200)Neverest Blessed Rain “Attar”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Don of Verona, WI
DOB: August 25, 2014

 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Attar is litter-mates with PIT Aepic, PIT Atlas & PIT Aurora. Attar (pronounced uh-tar) is the Greek god of rain. Given that Attar was born in the middle of a huge rainstorm, the name seemed fitting.

Aurora

A Litter Green Collar 7 wks (200x200)Neverest Illuminate the Future “Aurora”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
DOB: August 25, 2014

 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Aurora is litter-mates with PIT Aepic, PIT Atlas & PIT Attar. She is our only keeper female from this litter and our hope for a possible future generation of guide dogs.