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

Polar

PIT Polar Profile PictureSharmik’s Polar Snow at OccuPaws “Polar”

Male Black Standard Poodle
Donated by: Sun-Golden Kennels, Edgerton, WI (Katie x Lincoln ’12)
Raised by: Matt of Lake Mills, WI
                 Diane of Sun Prairie, WI                 
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
                                      DOB: December 23, 2012
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training
Polar is very affectionate dog who is a pleasure to have around. He began formal harness training in May 2014 and is currently residing with a foster family in Portland, OR.

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
                                      DOB: January 19, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Quest is litter-mates with Breeding Prospect Quiz and a full sibling to Breeding Prospect Callie. She is a smart dog. Quest will be evaluated for her readiness to begin Formal Harness Training in October 2014.

Quiz

PIT Quiz Profile PictureNeverest Passing the Test “Quiz”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI  (Mallory x Sully ’12)
Raised by : PAWS Forward Program - Oshkosh, WI 
                  Patrick & Ruth of Waunakee, WI
DOB: January 19, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Quiz is litter-mates with PIT Quest and a full sibling to Breeding Prospect Callie. She is very attentive to her handler. Quiz has the potential to excel either as a guide dog or a breeding female.

Reagan

PIT Reagan Profile PictureNeverest Noble Cause “Reagan”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Becky x Owen ’12)
Raised by: Marie Ann & Family of Oshkosh, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                                      DOB: February 8, 2013
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training
Reagan is a sweet, sensitive girl. She began formal harness training in May 2014 and is currently residing with a foster family in Portland, OR.

Sully

PIT Sully Profile PictureIron Country Running Blind “Sully”

Male Black Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Iron Country Labradors, Virginia, MN (Stormee x Moose ’13)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Patrick & Ruth of Waunakee, WI
DOB: April 16, 2013
 

Training Stage: Awaiting Formal Harness Training
Sully is a fun-loving boy who is always ready for an adventure. He is now in Colorado beginning his formal harness training and will be back this fall to start his new job as a guide dog.

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
DOB: April 30, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Sonar is a sweet, quiet, easy-going girl whose been a breeze to train. She will be evaluated for her readiness to start Formal Harness Training in October 2014.

Tansi

PIT Tansi Profile PictureNeverest Hugs for All “Tansi”

Female Black and Tan Labrador Retriever
Donated 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

PIT Trust Profile PictureNeverest Priceless Virtue “Trust” 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.

Traveler

PIT Traveler Profile PictureTopbrass Lead Me “Traveler”

Male Golden Retriever
Donated by: Topbrass Retrievers, Illinois (Lea x Copper ’13)
Raised by: Nicole of Kenosha, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
DOB: June 11, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Traveler spent a little time in a pet home before deciding he had so much to offer as a future guide dog.  He is working on developing a bond with his handler and generalizing behavior.

Star

PIT Star Profile PictureTopbrass Guiding Star “Star”

Male Golden Retriever
Donated 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
                                     DOB: June 18, 2013
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization

Star comes from a long history of hard working dogs. We hope he can channel all of that drive into becoming an excellent guide dog.

Tango

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

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

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Tango is a charming little puppy. He is maturing well, learning quickly and working toward greater consistency.

Triumph

PIT Triumph Profile PictureNeverest Little Extra Umph “Triumph” CGCA

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
Triumph adds a little something extra to everything she does. She has an unparalleled zest for life which brings smiles and laughter to everyone she meets.

Valor

PIT Valor Profile PictureNeverest Mighty Man of Valor “Valor”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated 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: Obedience and Socialization
Valor is litter-mates with PIT Victory. He is a soft, easy going boy with a very quiet nature and fits in well wherever he goes.

Victory

PIT Victory Profile PictureNeverest Will to Victory “Victory” CGC

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

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Victory is litter-mates with PIT Valor. He is a strong-willed puppy with an even stronger desire to learn and try new things.

Walker

PIT Walker Profile PictureNeverest Walk with Me “Walker”

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

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

Willow

PIT Willow Profile PictureNeverest Will You Be Mine “Willow”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Abbie x Reese ’13)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program - Oshkosh, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Willow is litter-mates with PIT Walker and Winter. She is a persistent girl who is always ready to tackle new experiences.

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
                 Desirae of Fox Lake, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Winter is litter-mates with PIT Walker & Willow. She is a very spirited girl and has already figured out how to have tons of fun while working.

Witing

PIT Witing Profile PictureHavestime Bazinga of OccuPaws “Witing” CGC

Male Golden Retriever
Donated by: Havestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Joy x Slick ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, 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.

Xaler

PIT Xaler Profile Picture“Xaler”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Becky Zamzow, Arlington, WI
Raised by: Paws Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Bob & Joan of Plain, WI
DOB: March 2, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Xaler (pronounced Sailor) is Relax spelled backwards; and that’s what we’re hoping for, a relaxed, laid back guide dog in a couple years.

Xcel

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

Male Golden Retriever
Donated by: Havestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Jolly x Slick ’14)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                  Mary of Mazomanie, 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

PIT Yahtzee Profile PictureNeverest Luck of the Roll “Yahtzee”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Zoey x Reese ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: April 15, 2014
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Yahtzee is a gentle giant. He is super sweet and laid-back. We are excited for him to start his journey toward becoming a guide dog.

Yazz

PIT Yazz Profile PictureNeverest Bringing Order “Yazz”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated 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. Her tail never stops wagging! We are excited to welcome her into our program.