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: Placement Pending
Polar is very affectionate dog who is a pleasure to have around. He began formal harness training in May 2014 and should be returning to WI to begin placement in September 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
                                                      Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                                                      PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                     DOB: January 19, 2013
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Quest is litter-mates with PIT Quiz and a full sibling to Breeder Callie. She is a sweet, sensitive dog. Quest will be evaluated for her readiness to begin Formal Harness Training in September 2014.

Quiz

PIT Quiz Profile PictureNeverest Passing the Test “Quiz”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI  (Mallory x Sully ’12)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by : Patrick & Ruth of Waunakee, WI
                  Sue of Verona, WI
                  PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: January 19, 2013
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training & Breeding Prospect Evaluation
Quiz is litter-mates with PIT Quest and a full sibling to Breeder Callie. She is very attentive to her handler. Quiz will be evaluated for her readiness to begin Formal Harness Training or become a Breeder in September 2014..

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: Placement Pending
Reagan is a loving, loyal companion. She began formal harness training in May 2014 and should be returning to WI to begin placement in September 2014.

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: Formal Harness Training – Possible Placement Pending
Sully is a fun-loving boy who is always ready for an adventure. He began formal harness training in July 2014 and is currently residing with our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor in Fort Collins, CO. He will hopefully return to WI in October 2014 to begin placement.

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
                 Sue of Verona, WI
                                      DOB: April 30, 2013
 

Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
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
                 Sue of Verona, WI
                 PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, 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” BN RN 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

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
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                     DOB: June 18, 2013
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation

Star hard-working, companionable boy. He will be evaluated for his readiness to start Formal Harness Training in September 2014.

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 quite the handsome charmer. He is maturing well, learning quickly and working toward greater consistency.

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
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)
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: 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
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Walker is litter-mates with PIT Willow and PIT 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
                 Don of Verona, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013 
 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Willow is litter-mates with PIT Walker and PIT 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
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
DOB: December 22, 2013
 

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

Witing

PIT Witing Profile PictureHavestime Bazinga of OccuPaws “Witing” CGC

Male Golden Retriever
Donated 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
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)
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                  Bob & Joanne of Plain, 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 with a lot of spunk and pizzazz. No matter the task, her tail never stops wagging!