The below pictures are of our amazing graduate dogs and their awesome recipients. We believe each of our dogs know they have a special job to do, and looking at them you can almost see it in their eyes and smile. We are so proud of how well these dogs are doing and can’t wait to see our dogs in training progress on.
We will be adding more pictures soon!

Juliet

Juliet

DOB: 8/16/17
English Cream Retriever
Hi Everyone, It’s Juliet!! I have GREAT news to share! Guess who is about to be  REAL LIVE SERVICE DOG?!? ME that’s who!!  You read that right! I am doing so great with my training! I am just about finished! I am going to get on an airplane soon, fly allllll the way to Sky Valley Ranch in New Hampshire and then I will meet my furever girl!!  I am so excited to love her and play with her and to take really good care of her! We will be best friends forever! Guess what else…we will be the very first Handler Training at our brand new ranch! How special is that?! Thank you all for believing in me and reminding me that I could do this with lots of hard work and with Trainer Girl, Sam by my side! To my girl, I already love you and can’t wait to meet you in July!   Love, Juliet (06/13/2019)

Finlay

Finlay

DOB: 12/16/17
Bichon Frise
Hi Everyone! It’s Finlay. I don’t know if you remember but at my last update I was really struggling that Trainer Girl brought me to this place that is so cold and has so much deep snow that I could get lost forever! Well, the snow melted, the trees bloomed and the grass turned green. I decided I like this place called Sky Valley Ranch. And just to show Trainer Girl, I have decided to listen to her again. I am listening so well, in fact, that I have heard her and that Josh guy, talk about the fact that I am “almost done.” At first, I was worried…what does that mean? Were they going to “get rid of me?” Then I listened really closely and I could hear the high pitch voices that sound so silly…”Finlay, you are almost done! You are such a good boy! Good listening! Good job, Finlay!” Then I realized “almost done” meant with training. I am almost done being a service dog in training. I am almost ready to be a real service dog! To help a real hooman! Can you imagine?! Me, little ole Finlay, getting the blue vest and going to work! This is amazing! I do great with all of my commands-even when I am off leash! I love working off leash and showing Trainer Girl I can still listen! I get to go on so many field trips now. It is very exciting to go see this big world! The one (very tiny) thing I have to work on…stop barking! I do NOT bark in public. That’s a big no no! However, I do like to bark at home. The problem is, I live in Trainer Girl’s home, so she knows every time I bark. She has good ears. Uggghhh. Now I will work on not barking at home. Come check in soon and see if I can get this mouth of mine under control so I can meet my hooman soon!!!  Love, Finlay  (06/13/2019) 
Opal

Opal

DOB: 12/27/17
English Cream Retriever
Status: I HAVE THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! I am ready for my HOOMAN! My very own furever HOOMAN! I have been working for this day for so long! I can’t believe the time has actually come! Trainer Boy, Spencie, says I am completely ready. We’ve worked hard for this-me and my Spencie. We will miss each other so much, but we both know how much my hooman needs me! I will make her so happy everyday! I get to meet her very soon. On June 18th I will go to Boston with Josh. We will go on a big airplane together and fly all the way back to California. A couple of days after that…off I go!  My girl will start coming to the ranch and we will learn how to be a team! I can’t wait to meet you! I already love you, my girl!!! See you soon! Love, Opal (06/10/2019)
Dove

Dove

DOB: 5/6/17
English Cream Retriever
Status: HOOMANS!!!! The time has come! These last 3 months have felt so long to me. I have known who my boy is and yet, I just needed to finish up being perfect!! Well, here I am-perfect Dove! Service Dog Dove. On Tuesday, I get to go to the airport in Boston with Josh. We will fly alllll day long and end up back at the old ranch in San Diego. THEN….time for my little hooman to come and love me and hug me and play with me! This feels like the best thing ever! Trainer Girl has been working very hard with me at Sky Valley Ranch and now she tells me it is time to say good-bye so I can go do my very important job. I love Trainer Girl. She is a good Trainer Girl. But, now I must go and spend all my time with my very own special hooman boy! Hooman boy, I will see you so soon! I can’t wait to meet you and love you for the rest of furever!  Love, Dove (06/13/2019)
April

April

DOB: 1/7/17
Chocolate Lab
Hi Everyone! It’s April! YAY ME! YAY ME!!YAY ME!!!  I have met my very special girl!! I LOVE my girl! This will be my last update! I now live with my girl! We are the best of friends. I love my girl because she lets me be all sparkly and girly. We love to sparkle together. Walking right beside my girl while she is riding in her chair makes me so happy. And I finally learned how to keep my paws away from those wheels. No more sore paws for me. We are learning so many ways to work together now. I am so happy that this is my life.  Love, April  (03/11/2019)
Aiden

Aiden

DOB: 1/7/17
Chocolate Lab
Status: Hey guys! It’s Aiden! I’m checking in for one last time. I HAVE MY PERSON! I am a real live service dog and I love it! My boy is so very sweet and we are the perfect pair. I love that I get to hang out with him all of the time! I feel very important and special knowing my job is to keep my boy safe and watch out for him. So I do the best job possible! Thank you trainers for helping me get ready for this very big job! Love, Aiden (12/05//18)
Dex

Dex

DOB: 3/7/17
Golden Labrador
Status: Hi Everyone! It’s Dex!!!! GUESS WHAT? GUESS WHAT?  I AM A SERVICE DOG!!!!!!  Not only did I have a FABULOUS two weeks of Handler Training with MY girl, I alerted to her seizures MULTIPLE times! From the very first time I met her! I think I amazed myself as much as I amazed everyone else. Sometimes, this world knows what is supposed to be. My girl and me…we were supposed to be! My girl makes my heart happier than it has ever been! I guess this is like getting an award-I cannot take all the credit! There are so many trainer people at Little Angels that made me the dog I am today! I won’t name them all here because I’m sure I would leave someone out by accident and I would never want to do that. This was a group effort and one that made me the best service dog I can be!  I love you Little Angels! Thank you for teaching me to be me! Thank you for helping MY girl! I love her! Love, Dex(8/1/18)
Denny

Denny

DOB: 3/7/17

Golden Labrador
Status: CONGRATULATIONS TO ME!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF MY TRAINERS! MOST IMPORTANTLY-CONGRATULATIONS TO MY NEW FUREVER HUMAN!!

I am so very proud to announce that all of my hard work and the hard work of all of my trainers has paid off! I am currently in the middle of Handler Training with my very special furever human! These are the best two weeks for me! We are working hard together and learning to be a team. I am learning how to help my human and she is learning what treats make me very happy!

Thank you to all of my trainers at the ranch and the prison program for not giving up on me! Thanks to Dana and Josh for letting me live in their homes so I could know how that works too. Special doggy kisses to Dana-I will miss you! Thank you for being you!

Love Denny  (5/29/18)

Dallas

Dallas

3/7/17
Golden Labrador
Status:  Hi Everyone! I am here with some VERY exciting news!! I AM A SERVICE DOG NOW!!! I am in the middle of my Handler Training with my very special human! I already love him so much! You might have seen a video of us working together on the Facebook page-he likes “recall” as much as I do!

I am very excited to start our life together as a team! I am busy getting to know all the ways I can help him and he is busy learning all of my commands and what kinds of treats to give me! Josh is taking us on lots of field trips  to show us what our life will be like together!

I am so happy I worked so hard and listened to all of my trainers! Heather, thank you for being patient and teaching me so much! Wish me luck on my new journey! I am so proud to be me!

Austin

Austin

DOB: 1/7/17
Chocolate Lab
Status: Hi Everyone. It’s Austin! I am here to report my awesomeness to you!! I came back from the prison program in October and started working with trainer boy, Spencer at the ranch. Spencer is my cool dude trainer! We do pretty awesome things together!  I know SO many amazing tricks to help my furever human some day (SOON!) Of course I know all the tricks they call “basic” but I also know vest, push, pull, door, alert, get it, brace (this means I’m strong), DPT, stand, lights. I even know how to wear those very special bars called a bracing harness! I love to focus on my trainer and see what he wants me to do next. Do you know how you know when a dog was born to be a service dog??? When your trainer has to list your “weaknesses” (our trainers have to say what we do well and what is harder for us) as you love to work too much!!! WHAT?? How can you love to work TOO much?? I do get very very excited when it’s time to work. But that Spencie boy is so silly sometimes! He should just write NONE under weaknesses!! I look forward to finishing up my training now and getting to meet my furever person very soon! Love, Austin (12/06/18)

Frankie

Frankie

DOB: 12/13/17
Bichon Frise
Hi Everyone! I’m back to give you an update on how things are going!   When I listen to the trainer girl, Jen, talk about me, it makes my head grow really big-almost as big as my whole body!  She tells everyone how smart I am…and I really am! Sometimes I amaze myself, but I amaze trainer girl even more-especially when we start learning a new task. It takes some dogs multiple lessons to be able to learn a new thing. Not me! I learned the alert game in just ONE session! Yep, you read that right-just one session! DPT (Deep Pressure Therapy) same thing-count ’em… 1 session! Who does that?? Little ole Frankie that’s who!

Then just when my head is sooo big it’s hard to get into my crate…trainer girl brings my head right back down to regular size…She says things like “Frankie, do not be vocal in the crate!” Then I hear her tell other people “Frankie tends to be vocal in the crate-this is a big challenge for him and we are going to work hard to overcome it.” Weeellll, trainer girl, you have a lot of work to do. The reason I am vocal in the crate is because…I don’t like the crate! I like you! I like people! I like doing DPT and I REALLY like being held!  If you would let me out of the crate, I would stop being vocal (because I wouldn’t be in that silly crate!) I’ll try to keep you all updated on who wins the “Battle of the Crate!”

On a happier note…guess what I get to start doing soon…FIELD TRIPS! Yay! Trainer girl says very very soon I will get to start going out in public! Restaurants, stores, parks, playgrounds, beaches, movies (let me know if there are any good ones out that I should see!) I’m so excited to go out with trainer girl! We are going to have a blast together.  Check back in soon! Love, Frankie (12/05/18)

Cali

Cali

DOB: 1/13/17
Labrador Retriever
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to send you all one last update! Service Dog life is GREAT! I’ve been with my boy for just over a month now. I love him! We get to be best friends and hang out together all the time! Thank you to all my trainers at the ranch that helped me be the best service dog and then matched me with the most perfect boy for me! I love you LASD trainers! Love, Cali  (12/05/18)
Evie

Evie

DOB: 2/24/18
Bichon Frisé
GUESS WHAT??? I did it! Little ole Evie is going to be a real live service dog! One day soon I get to be with my girl!! My very own furever girl! I cannot wait! We are going to hang out together all the time! Sometimes service dogs walk right beside their hooman. Guess what I get to do? I get to ride in my girl’s lap. How cozy do you think that will be? I will take such good care of my girl and make her so happy.  Please check in with me again because I will be sure to do another update when my big day finally comes!!  (03/08/2018) 

 

 

 

Dylan

Dylan

DOB: 3/7/17
Golden Labrador
Status:  WOOHOO! YIIPPEE! CONGRATULATIONS TO ME!!! I LOVE LIFE!!!  Hello World! Guess what?! I am a real live service dog!!  Me and my girl! It is all about us! My girl came from very far away to make me her boy!  I am HERS! She is MINE! I LOVE HER! SHE LOVES ME! Life is suddenly so good! Every single day for as long as forever, I get to be with my girl. She is now my world and my world is all about helping her! When you work for a very long time to do a job, and suddenly you get to do…your whole life feels good! Your whole heart feels happy! When my girl says “watch me” in her best watch me voice, my heart does little flip flops. My tummy gets happy and my bum gets wiggly! Why do I love her so much? Because she is mine. I will help her and be by her side forever. It was really easy for us to learn to work together and we got to spend lots of time together in San Diego. Now we have gone to our forever home and it feels so nice. It feels like it is supposed to feel. I love you, my girl. I love all you trainers at Little Angels! Heather, thank you for helping me understand my very special job. You are a very special human.  Love, Dylan (8/1/18)

Dusty

Dusty

DOB: 3/7/17
Golden Labrador
Status: Hi Everyone!! Guess who?? It’s me, Service Dog Dusty!! Did you hear that? Service Dog Dusty…not service dog in training Dusty. Nope! It’s official!! I cannot believe I’m here! I’ve made it! I worked hard and listened to the trainers. Now I get to be with my boy-ALL. THE. TIME!!! I LOVE my boy! He’s mine mine mine!  This will be my last update because when you are a REAL LIVE service dog, you do NOT have time to write updates. No sir! I will be busy keeping an eye on by boy. I will make sure he is safe and happy. Instead of writing updates, we will be playing together!! Love, Dusty (03/11/2019)
Dawson

Dawson

DOB: 3/7/17
Golden Labrador
Status: Everyone close your eyes and take a deep breath…one more deep breath…now listen very closely as I whisper a secret to you…I am a SERVICE DOG!! Right now, I am learning to work with my hooman. Every single day for the last week, she has come to see me at the ranch. We work with Josh so I know how to help her best. Do you know that on my birthday she brought me the yummiest doggie cake EVER!  I love her so much! We have been working so hard together. It is really important for me to be my very best because my hooman depends on me to help her keep her balance and to help her stand up safely. My job is SO very big and important. When my girl stands up holding on to my harness, my whole body feels like butterflies! I feel so happy that she can depend on me, Dawson! It’s so amazing!  Yesterday was the best day in my WHOLE life…it was GOTCHA DAY! After our field trip, I did not go back to the ranch with Josh, nope. I went to the hotel with my girl!! Now we do not have to say good-bye anymore, ever again!  Love, Dawson (03/11/2019)
Avery

Avery

DOB: 1/5/18
Coton de Tulear
Hi Everyone, it’s Avery! Soooo I have some news for you… I’m about to meet my girl! My FUREVER GIRL!! Me and my girl are going to be besties! I’m counting down the days for May to come. That’s when we will start working together at the ranch. Something tells me, she is going to be the person I have always been waiting for. Deep inside of my very little body, I know she is the one I have been working so hard to help. My girl, if you read this…HURRY UP. Take that big AP test and then get to me! I will be waiting and I will keep working hard until you get here. I love you my girl! Love, Avery  (03/11/2019)
Ellie

Ellie

DOB: 4/17/17
English Cream Retriever
Status: Hi Everyone! It’s Miss Ellie! Trainer Girl!!! Alaina!! We did it! You and me and me and you!! I’m a service dog! A real service dog! We were a great team, trainer girl!  You showed me how to be a great team with my furever person! I’m home with him now and love getting to help him! He is now my person and you will always be my favorite trainer girl in the whole wide world!  Love, Ellie (1/25/2019) 
Loki

Loki

DOB: 11/1/16
Terrier French Bulldog
Hi Everyone! It’s Loki! I have HUGE BIG news to share!! I’ve met my girl! It is true love! Did you know that it is really really hard for rescue dogs to become service dogs? It really is! Trainers have to work extra hard to help us get used to life outside of the kennel and sometimes to forget some things that happened to us before we got to live at this amazing ranch. But I did it! The trainers did it! We all did it together! And now here I am-going through Handler Training with my girl! She makes me smile so big. Some people use to say I looked like a grumpy old man. All I needed was my girl! Now I have the biggest smile ever!  Love, Loki  (12/05/18) 
Owen

Owen

DOB: 9/6/17
Golden Retriever
Hi Everyone! It’s me, Owen!  I know so many of you are anxious to hear how I’ve been doing. Well, I am doing fabulous! I am with my person! Trainer Girl Jen, taught me all kinds of cool tricks, got me all ready and now I get to be a service dog-not just “in training” but a “service dog.” We are now busy learning how to work together and how we will be a team! This is all very exciting. Thanks to my furever trainer girl, Jen, for getting me ready for this great big important job. I love this life!  Love, Owen  (01/25/2019)
Zoey

Zoey

DOB: 3/30/17
Red Poodle
Status: Hi Everyone! It’s me, Zoey! I have the MOST AMAZING NEWS!!! Guess what today is??/HURRY GUESS ALREADY!! It’s our BIG HUGE DAY! I’ve made it! I did it and today I get to meet my boy! MY BOY! MY FUREVER HUMAN! He’s mine all mine! Do you know how that feels?? It feels like the biggest hug in the whole entire world! It feels like there is more love in my heart than my heart can hold. This is the day we have been waiting for! Thank you all for following my training and wishing me good luck along the way. It helped me push through on the days I thought I would rather play than work. But now that he is HERE, right here in front of me…I just can’t believe it!  Please, wish me well with my new furever human and on my newest and best journey EVER!  Love, Love, Love, Zoey  (2/1/19)  

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