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

Callie

Callie (150x150)Neverest Musical Contrast “Callie” CGC

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Mallory x Sully ’12)
Raised by: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                 Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 Sue of Oregon, WI
                                                      Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                                                      Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                                      DOB: June 5, 2012
 
Status: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Callie is a sweet, spirited girl. She is very social, gets along with everyone, and is a joy to have around. Callie is also the mother of our “A” litter: Aepic, Atlas, Attar & Aurora.
Callie is currently being raised with teenagers and accompanying her raiser to work at a community college while she prepares for her Formal Harness Evaluation in approximately May 2015.

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
                 PawsForward 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. She is a careful worker and has been a breeze to train since the first day she joined our program. Sonar has many siblings working as Diabetic Alert Dogs.
Sonar began her formal harness training in October 2014 and is living with our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor in Portland, OR. She will hopefully begin placement in mid-April 2015.

Tansi

PIT Tansi Profile PictureNeverest Hugs for All “Tansi” BN RN

OFA Hips – Pending, Elbows – Pending, Cardiac Echo – Clear, Optigen & CNM clear by parentage, EIC Clear, Cerf Clear
Female Black and Tan Labrador Retriever
            – Carries yellow, Does not carry chocolate
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Bratchet x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Don of Verona, WI
                                                      Sue of Verona, WI
                                                      PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                     DOB: June 10, 2013
 
Training Stage: Future Breeding Prospect – Pending Clearances & Evaluation
Tansi (pronounced tawn-say) is litter-mates with Breeding Prospect Trust.  She is a soft, sensitive girl who is eager to please. Tansi is training and showing in Obedience & Rally.
Tansi is currently being evaluated as a potential breeding prospect. She will receive her final health clearances once she is 2 years old and then hopefully have her first litter in Summer 2015.

Trust

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

OFA Hips – Pending, Elbows – Pending, Cardiac Echo – Clear, Optigen & CNM clear by parentage, EIC Clear, Cerf Clear
Female Black and Tan Labrador Retriever
            - Carries yellow, Does not carry chocolate
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Bratchet x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                                                      PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                                      Jim & Lacy of Menasha, WI
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                     DOB: June 10, 2013
 
Training Stage: Future Breeding Prospect – Pending Clearances
Trust is litter-mates with Breeding Prospect Tansi. She is a super sweet and thoughtful girl with a fabulous work ethic. Trust is training and showing in several dog sports.
Trust is currently being evaluated as a potential breeding prospect. She will receive her final health clearances once she is 2 years old and then hopefully have her first litter in Fall 2015.

Triumph

PIT Triumph Profile PictureNeverest Little Extra Umph “Triumph” CGC

OFA Hips – Pending, Elbows – Pending, Cardiac Echo – Clear, Optigen & CNM clear by parentage, EIC Clear, Cerf Clear
Female Black Labrador Retriever – Carries yellow & chocolate
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Emmy x Bear ’13)
Raised by: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Mike & Desirae of Fox Lake, WI
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                     DOB: June 24, 2013 
 
Training Stage: Future Breeding Prospect – Pending Clearances
Triumph is incredibly smart and has an unparalleled zest for life. She is training in several dog sports and working towards earning titles to showcase her trainability and versatility.
Triumph is currently being evaluated as a potential breeding prospect. She will receive her final health clearances once she is 2 years old and then hopefully have her first litter in Winter 2015.

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
                 PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Diane of Sun Prairie, WI
                                      DOB: July 3, 2013
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training
Tango is quite the handsome charmer. He is a great thinker who carefully evaluates a problem from all angles before making a decision.
Tango began his formal harness training in January 2015 and is currently residing with a foster family in Portland, OR. He will hopefully begin placement in early-May 2015.

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)
Raised by: Morris & Kim of Stoughton, WI
                 Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                 PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Sue of Verona, WI
                                                      Mary & Emily of Whitefish Bay, WI
                                       DOB: September 20, 2013 
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Valor is a big, easy-going, gentle natured boy. He enjoys a relaxed lifestyle in a quiet, laid-back environment.
Valor is currently being raised by a high school student and gets to attend weekly horseback riding lessons. He is preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately May 2015.

Winter

Winter (150x150)Neverest Winter Odyssey “Winter”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Abbie x Reese ’13)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Bob & Joanne of Plain, WI
                 Don of Verona, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                                                     PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                     DOB: December 22, 2013
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Winter is a very spirited girl. Whether you’re looking for a cuddle or have a day of hard work ahead, Winter is always game.
Winter is currently attending a rally class at her area kennel club to polish her obedience skills with distractions. She is preparing for her Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately May 2015.

Witing

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

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Harvestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Joy x Slick ’13)
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Courtney of Verona, WI
                 Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                                     DOB: December 31, 2013 
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training
Witing is a calm, amicable boy with just a dash of clever wit. He loves everyone and is always eager to please his handler.
Witing began his formal harness training in March 2015 and is currently residing with our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor in Fort Collins, CO.

Xcel

Xcel (149x150)Harvestime Xceling for You “Xcel”

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Harvestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Jolly x Slick ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                 Bob & Joanne of Plain, WI
                 PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI 
                                     DOB: March 28, 2014
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Xcel is a care-free boy who finds the world to be a fascinating place. He is filled with a child-like wonder and always wearing a smile.
Xcel attends a weekly training class at his area kennel club to work on his focus in distracting environments. He is preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately May 2015.

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: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                 Mary & Emily of Whitefish Bay, WI
                 Don of Verona, WI
                                      DOB: April 15, 2014
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Yahtzee is a super sweet and laid-back boy. He is an efficient thinker; always trying to get the most done while expending the least amount of effort.
Yahtzee is currently being raised with pre-teens and volunteers at an area elementary school several days a week. He is preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately May 2015.

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: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: April 27, 2014
 
Training Stage: Formal Harness Training Evaluation
Yazz is a happy, confident girl with a lot of spunk and pizzazz. She loves to be on the move and an active participant in any excursion.
Yazz is currently living part-time with a socializer to gain increased exposure to the outside world. She is preparing for his Formal Harness Training Evaluation in approximately May 2015.

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
Raised by: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Mark & Barb of Cross Plains, WI
DOB: July 17, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Zaga is litter-mates with PIT Zelda & PIT Zest. Zaga is a very sweet, careful girl with an inquisitive mind. You can definitely see the gears turning as she begins to discover the world around her. 
Zaga is currently living with a retired couple and getting to experience life in the country. This is her first rotation into a raiser home.

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: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: July 17, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Zelda is litter-mates with PIT Zaga & PIT Zest. Zelda is a reserved girl with a keen sense of observation. She loves figuring out the world around her.
Zelda is currently taking an obedience class at her area kennel club where she is working on generalizing her skills and building confidence.

Zest

Zest (149x150)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: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: July 17, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Zest is litter-mates with PIT Zaga & PIT Zelda. Zest is a calm, balanced puppy with a very sweet, affectionate side.
Zest has been attending a rally class at her area kennel club to learn some fun, practical applications for her obedience skills.

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 ’14)
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 Pat & Ruth 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 very calm, thoughtful boy. Aepic is maturing quickly and handling responsibility well.
Aepic is currently being raised with an OccuPaws Career Change dog. He works alongside his raiser at a hospital and visits with the nursing staff and patients when he’s not sitting in long meetings. 

Atlas

Atlas (149x148)Neverest Enduring Mountains “Atlas”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’14)
Raised by: PawsForward – Oshkosh, WI
                 Courtney of Verona, WI
DOB: August 25, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Atlas is litter-mates with PIT Aepic, PIT Attar & PIT Aurora. He is a man of action. Atlas loves to take charge and make decisions.
Atlas is currently being raised in a condo complex. He works in a cubicle during the day selling health insurance alongside his raiser.

Attar

Attar (150x150)Neverest Blessed Rain “Attar”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’14)
Raised by: Don of Verona, WI
                 Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 Nicole of Kenosha, WI
DOB: August 25, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Attar is litter-mates with PIT Aepic, PIT Atlas & PIT Aurora. He is a very outgoing boy. Attar loves making new friends. He never stops searching for his next great adventure.
Attar is currently an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star where he attends many social events. He also goes for lots of long walks in the countryside.

Aurora

Aurora (150x150)Neverest Illuminate the Future “Aurora”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Callie x Reese ’14)
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 a very interactive little girl. Aurora loves exploring the world and meeting new people.
Aurora is currently being raised by a retired couple and living in the country along with a retired OccuPaws Breeding Dog and an OccuPaws Career Change dog.

Bond

Bond (150x150)Forrest von Granville “Bond” CGC

Male Black German Shepherd
Bred by: Granville German Shepherds, Itasca, IL (Piper x Berlin ’14)
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
DOB: September 29, 2014

 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Bond is a very smart boy who is eager to please his handler and master new tasks. He loves interacting with people and has the sweetest, gentlest nature.
Bond is currently being raised in the suburbs with two of OccuPaws’ future breeding prospects. He travels the country alongside his raiser and helps provide training on professionalism.

Blessing

Blessing (150x150)Neverest Divine Gift “Blessing”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Maizy x Owen ’14)
Raised by: Bob & Joanne of Plain, WI
DOB: October 2, 2014

 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Blessing is litter-mates with PIT Bonus & PIT Braille. Blessing is a gorgeous little girl who just cannot get enough love and attention!
Blessing is currently being raised by a retired couple. Her raiser is a volunteer EMT and she is a regular at her area firehouse.

Bonus

Bonus (150x150)Neverest Little Something Extra “Bonus”

Male Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Maizy x Owen ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PawsForward – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: October 2, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Bonus is litter-mates with PIT Blessing & PIT Braille. Bonus is an easy-going boy who can make himself at home anywhere. He was an unexpected – bonus – addition to our program.
Bonus is currently taking many trips out of the correctional institute to a socializers’ home to learn more about house manners and the noises and hustle & bustle of home life.

Braille

Braille (150x149)Neverest A Touch of Genius “Braille”

Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by: OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Maizy x Owen ’14)
Raised by: Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
DOB: October 2, 2014

 

Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Braille is litter-mates with PIT Blessing & PIT Bonus. Braille was a favorite from early on. We had our eye on her and are excited that she has grown into a wonderful fit for our program.
Braille is currently residing in the suburbs. Both of her raisers are teachers, so some days she is a 1st grader at an area elementary school and other days she is an 8th grader at an area middle school. 

Beacon

Beacon (150x150)Anduin River Guiding Light “Beacon”

Male Black Labrador Retriever
Bred by: Anduin River Labradors
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PawsForward – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: October 8, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Beacon is a quiet, unassuming boy. He likes to take things easy. Beacon has been learning quickly and is a pleasure to have around.
Beacon is currently one of the go-to dogs for public speaking events. He regularly accompanies socializers on events promoting OccuPaws.

Cruzer

Cruzer (144x150)Gambler von Granville “Cruzer”

Male Bi-color German Shepherd
Bred by: Granville German Shepherds, Itasca, IL (Panzer x Coltrane ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: PawsForward – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: December 6, 2014
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Cruzer is a confident boy who loves trying new things. He is assertive and always willing to pick a path and lead the way.
Cruzer is currently residing in the correctional institute where he is working on building foundation skills to help better equip him for future outings with socializers.

Cadet

Cadet (150x150)Harvestimes Moral Compass “Cadet”

Male Golden Retriever
Bred by: Harvestime Kennels, Menasha, WI (Breeze x Slick ’14)
Veterinary Sponsor: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh
Raised by: Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                 PawsForward – Oshkosh, WI
DOB: December 19, 2014 
 
Training Stage: Obedience and Socialization
Cadet is an almost full sibling to PIT Witing. Even at a young age, he already displays the cadet moral honor code of character + leadership. We know he will be a wonderful trainee.
Somewhere between body doubling as a polar bear stuffed animal and getting hugs from every officer in the correctional institute, Cadet finds time to explore the outside world with socializers.