Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Adoptable Cuties!

It's Tuesday, and that can only mean one thing. It's time for Petfinder.com's Tweet A Pet Tuesday! We have lots of new cuties who are ready for adoption, and we're thrilled to be able to show them off for all to see.

To get the party started, here are two of the cutest of the cute, pups Kiersten and Viv.

These little dolls were born in May, and they are already learning house training and basic obedience. Their mom was a border collie, and dad was a lab

On the subject of border collies, meet Riley. This handsome and inquisitive guy is about 4 years old, and he is waiting for his forever home.

It's hard to resist the friendly face of Camille, don't you think?

This sweet little girl was born at Circle Tail back in December, and she would make a great addition to any home. She is already trained, and loves to do just about anything!

Up next, Nigel, a charming black lab who is about 2 years old.

Nigel is already house trained, neutered, and up to date on his shots, so he's good to go. All he needs is a home!

Last, but definitely not least, Miss Geena.

Geena is described as a "people pleaser," and those who know her think she would make a wonderful therapy dog. She is about 5-7 years old, and just needs a loving home to live out her golden years.

These are just a few of the wonderful dogs and puppies we have available for adoption here at Circle Tail. To meet the rest of the gang, and to learn more about these cuties, visit our adoption page here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Retired Assistance Dogs

As Assistance Dog Week comes to an end, we are shining one final spotlight, this time on some of Circle Tail's most special dogs, the retired assistance dogs. These guys and girls have worked hard to change the lives of their partners, and they deserve nothing but the best in retirement.

Here are a few of the Circle Tail dogs who entered retirement after a lifetime of service, and a job well done.

First up, Chester, shown here hitting the button to open an elevator door.

And taking a nap.

Up next, hearing dog Sydney, wearing her service vest while hiking in Utah.

And hanging out on the couch with her bunny.

And, last but not least, Jesse, who was Circle Tail's second retiree.

Jesse was trained as a seizure response dog and, among his other skills, he was trained to pull an alert card out of his partner Greg's pocket when Greg was having a seizure. Jesse would then give the card to anyone he could find in order to get help for Greg.

To read more about these special dogs, click here.

In addition, Angie, the former partner of Sydney, set up a retirement fund in Syd's honor. This fund helps to cover the veterinary care of Circle Tail's retired assistance dogs. If you would like to make a donation to this fund, click here.

This ends our special Assistance Dog Week coverage. Visit the Circle Tail Assistance Dog Program page to learn all about the program, and to meet more working dogs and students. The Circle Tail dogs thank you for your interest!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Spotlight on Assistance Dogs in Training

As part of International Assistance Dog Week, we are turning our attention to our Circle Tail students. These dogs are in training to be assistance dogs, and they can tell you that this is no easy task!

The dogs go through four general levels of training before they are partnered with an assistance dog recipient. Just like human students, the dogs progress through elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. Here are some of our current students!


Middle School:

High School:


College: (These cuties are almost there!)


We want to give a big round of applause, and a chorus of woofs and cheers, to these exemplary students, and extraordinary dogs!

Monday, August 8, 2011

International Assistance Dog Week

It's International Assistance Dog Week, and we are celebrating by shining the spotlight on a few of the fabulous Circle Tail assistance dogs.

First up, Coda, a beautiful golden retriever who has been partnered with Marlene since 2006.

Coda works hard to help Marlene around the house and, as you can see from this photo, has a special talent for laundry!

Up next, Pierre.

This handsome yellow lab was partnered with Barb in 2009, and he does double duty as both a service dog and a hearing dog. Barb states that Pierre is a great ambassador for assistance dogs, as his goofy smile has made him a popular guy wherever he goes. Way to go, Pierre!

Finally, in our last spotlight for today, Yen.

Yen the border collie was donated to Circle Tail from the Humane Society of Clark County, and he is certainly a great example of a rags to riches tale. This former shelter dog now helps his partner Angela with anxiety issues and panic attacks, and Angela calls him an "amazing gift." It's pretty clear from his big smile that he loves both his work, and his life with Angela!

These are just three of the extraordinary assistance dogs that once called Circle Tail home. Check back all week as we continue to celebrate International Assistance Dog Week, and let some other assistance dogs, including those in training, strut their stuff!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Adorable Adoptables!

As always, we have plenty of adorable adoptables here at Circle Tail. If you've been thinking about adding to your family with a new furry friend, now is the perfect time! It's hard to resist these cuties, all of whom are currently available for adoption. Click on each dog's name to learn more about them!

Betsy Ross




These are just a few of the precious pooches who are waiting for their forever homes. Visit the Circle Tail Adoption page here to see the whole gang, and to learn about our adoption process.