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

Murphy

PIT Murphy Profile PictureSharmik’s Strong Warrior at OccuPaws “Murphy”

Male Black Standard Poodle
Donated by: Sun-Golden Kennels, Edgerton, WI (Violet x Tommy ’12)
Raised by: Tony of Delefield, WI
                  Natalia of Saukville, WI
                                                       PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI                 
                                                       Diane of Sun Prairie, WI
                                      DOB: June 10, 2012
 
Training Stage: Placement in Progress

Murphy is a discerning gentleman. He began his Formal Harness Training in December 2013. He has begun his placement with his new partner.  Their graduation celebration is planned for the end of April 2014.

Nugget

PIT Nugget Profile Picture“Nugget”

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Janet Severt, Orange City, FL
Raised by: Sue of Oregon, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: September 28, 2012 
 

Training Stage: Placement Pending
Nugget is a goofy, happy boy. He began his Formal Harness Training in January 2014 and is hoping to be placed in May 2014.

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 an easy-going puppy who is a pleasure to have around. He is slated to begin his formal harness training in May 2014. He will be residing with a foster family in Portland, OR.

Pilot

PIT Pilot Profile PictureNeverest Leading the Way “Pilot”

Male Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Hope x Joe ’12)
Raised by: Uliana of Pardeeville, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
DOB: December 30, 2012
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training
Pilot is litter-mates with PIT Praxis. He began his formal harness training in February 2014 and is progressing well. Pilot is currently residing with a foster family in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Praxis

PIT Praxis Profile PictureNeverest Moments That Change You “Praxis” CD RA CGC

Male Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Hope x Joe ’12)
Raised by: Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI                 
                 Nicole of Kenosha, WI
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                      DOB: December 30, 2012 
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Praxis is litter-mates with PIT Pilot. He has incredible focus and a passion for pleasing people. Praxis will be evaluated for his readiness to start Formal Harness Training in June 2014.

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)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Sue of Oregon, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                                                      PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, 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 continue to be evaluated for Formal Harness Training.

Quiz

PIT Quiz Profile PictureNeverest Passing the Test “Quiz”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Donated by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI  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 smart girl with a love for learning. She is slated to begin formal harness training in May 2014. She will be 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)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Patrick & Ruth of Waunakee, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: April 16, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Sully is a fun-loving boy who is always ready for an adventure. He will be evaluated for his readiness to start Formal Harness Training in September 2014.

Sonar

PIT Sonar Profile Picture“Sonar”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Canine Hope for Diabetics, CA (Bella x Teddy ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Jim & Lacy of Menasha, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, 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 September 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)
Raised by: Don of Verona, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Sue of Verona, WI
DOB: June 10, 2013
 

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

Trust

PIT Trust Profile PictureNeverest Priceless Virtue “Trust”

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: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                                      Jim & Lacy of Menasha, WI
                                     DOB: June 10, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Trust is litter-mates with PIT Tansi. Trust is a quiet 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)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Nicole of Kenosha, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, 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 longer attention span and better focus on his handler.

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
                                     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)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Morris & Kim of Stoughton, WI
DOB: September 20, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Valor is litter-mates with PIT Victory. He is a soft and easy going little boy with a lot of great potential. We are excited to watch grow into his role.

Victory

PIT Victory Profile PictureNeverest Will to Victory “Victory”

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
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)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, 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)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program - Oshkosh, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Willow is litter-mates with PIT Walker and Winter. She is a gorgeous little girl who is always ready to try learning new things.

Winter

PIT Winter Profile PictureNeverest 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
DOB: December 22, 2013

 

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

Wonder

PIT Wonder Profile PictureLiebchens Winter Wonderland “Wonder”

Female Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Janet Seivert, Orange City, FL (Lace x Ben ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Country View Animal Hospital
Raised by: Kristen of Beloit, WI
DOB: December 25, 2013
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Wonder is our Christmas Baby who came to us from Florida.  She is a curious, active girl who should make a great guide some day.

Witing

witingHavestime Bazinga of OccuPaws “Witing”

Male Golden Retriever
Donated by: Havestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Joy x Slick ’13)
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, 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.