Each dog has been bred and received the preliminary training for service work. This training experience includes socialization, which gives dogs the skills they need to conduct themselves appropriately in public. Additionally, obedience has also been a key focus of their training journey, to ensure handlers are able to effectively communicate with each dog. Each support canine arrives to their placement with a Therapy Dog Certification. We have dogs in training that are not currently posted. These dogs will become available in the near future!
Age: 2.5 Years
Breed: Standard Poodle
Lulu is a 2 1/2 yr old female Standard Poodle who was a Guide Dog. Lulu transitioned into a therapy dog program when she liked to stop and watch squirrels go by.
Lulu has excellent obedience and is a funny girl! She likes to play and knows when to be professional.
Where are they now?
See what our dogs are doing now! Click an image below to learn more about what type of work they do, and the agency they were placed with.
Chappie is a Male Silver Standard Poodle works for U.S. Border Patrol. He is assigned to Rio Grande Valley field office in Texas. Chappie is assigned with a Chaplain to assist families in need of support, critical incident response, and peer support
Cooper is a Male Black Labrador Retriever who works for Laguna Beach Police Department. He assists community members by providing comfort to those exposed to trauma during criminal investigations and promote employee wellness.
Learn more about Cooper's work on his Instagram: Click Here
Hoku is a Female Labrador and Golden Retriever Cross who works for Ventura County Fire Department and is assigned to the Critical Incident Stress Management team and is one of the first Therapeutic Peer Support K9.
Augie is a Male Silver Standard Poodle who works at SAFE Family Justice Center and the Crime Prevention Unit through the District Attorney’s Office. He is for community outreach, victim interviews, and peer support.
Sophia Rose (aka Katie) is a Female Silver Standard Poodle who works for Oklahoma City Police Department and is assigned to the Dispatch Center. Sophia is part of the dispatch team and works daily with her peers to bring joy to the workforce and lower stressors.
Nellie is a Female Black Labrador Retriever who works for Garden Grove Police Department. Nellie has a partner who is a school resource officer where they work daily together within the school district. Nellie and her partner help kids by being present during interviews and assist in mental wellness.
Ronnie and Jacks are Male Black Labrador Retrievers who work for Irvine Police Department. Ronnie and his human partner, a school resource officer, are assigned to the school district. Ronnie provides support to children and helps bridge community relationships. Jacks is assigned to the station and assists detectives with interviews and critical incidents.
Nami (aka Darling) is a Female Yellow Labrador Retriever who works for Beverly Hills Police Department. Her name stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. She is an officer who attends community events and visits people in need of support to lower daily stressors. To learn more about Name's work check her out on Instagram!
Shelby is a Female Black Labrador Retriever who works for Denver Police Department where she helps gap bridges between community members and officers. Shelby visits with children in schools and community events.
Lila is a Female Black Labrador Retriever who is the first canine from Guide Dogs of the Desert to become hired with a federal agency. Lila works for the U.S. Capital Police in Washington D.C. Lila has worked within court hearings, congress, and assists with mental wellness.
Additional Partner Agencies
- Desert Hot Springs Police Dept.
- Hemet Police Dept.
- El Centro Police Dept.
- Culver City Police Dept.
- La Mesa Fire Dept
- Riverside County Sherriff
- Redondo Beach Fire Dept
- Chino Police Dept
- Palm Springs Police Dept
- Ontario Police Dept.
- Torrance Fire Dept
- Murrieta Police Dept
- Ontario Fire Dept.
- Littleton Police Dept.
- Weslaco Police Dept.