Guide Dogs of Texas has been busy preparing for the arrival of our much anticipated “D” litter any day now from our beloved dog, Aspen. And here’s how you can help both mom and us.
Instead of sitting around having a brainstorm session with our staff or poring through books of baby names, we would like you to help name Aspen’s pups. Because the tiny pups will be from our “D” litter, we hope you will recommend names beginning with a “D.” Dandelion? Dexter? We’ll leave it up to you. But if you have a name in mind other than one starting with a “D” please let us know.
To suggest a name(s), please fill out the form below. You better hurry, though, because the deadline is at noon Friday, Dec. 14. Names that are selected will be announced on our website and on our Facebook fan page.
Now let us tell you about mom-to-be Aspen, a gorgeous, 2-year-old yellow Lab, who our director of training, Sandy Merrill, describes as “one of the more sensitive girls. She’s very sweet. She’s a really willing dog and responds to her handler beautifully.”
Aspen has some big paws to fill. Her mother, Poppy, gave birth to our first, in-house bred “A” litter. Her sister, Ava, gave birth to our “C” litter. Sister Alice recently graduated from our program and has since been paired with a client. Finally, her other sister, Aggie, also graduated as a service dog. So we’re confident that Aspen and her pups will continue the tradition of doing great things for Guide Dogs of Texas and for our visually impaired clients.
Now get those thinking caps on and send us your ideas for the names of our “D” litter.
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