SSD Irwin has found a new home with Ryan, one of our trainers. As sometimes happens, the life situation of Irwin’s puppy raisers changed and they were no longer able to take care of him. His routine is a little different now, but he has done very well adjusting to his new home.
Irwin helped Ryan get ready for a 5K race at the beginning of October. They ran about four miles together every other day. “He’s a great runner and will actually pace himself with you as you run,” said Ryan.
If you’ve been following Irwin, you know that he went almost everywhere with his puppy raisers. He has continued to go out in public frequently. He’s gone to the grocery store, multiple restaurants, and of course, Petco.
Irwin goes to work with Ryan, which means Irwin has been getting a taste of kennel life. He seems to be enjoying his time at the kennel and play with the other dogs.
Overall, Irwin has done quite well adjusting to his new home—which is exactly what we would hope for and expect from a service dog in training.