It started last November about a month after our retired dog guide Aster turned 15. to add to all her other problems, she swelled up with huge tumor and we knew the end had come.
But we were really enjoying fostering Tux for a service dog school. He was all male Goldens are know for.
The we got word the dog guide school was releasing Xanthe. she was a yellow Lab we had raised for them last year. She had been a difficult dog and just wasn't meant to be a dog guide.
In September we were told Tux had hip dyplacia and couldn't work as a service dog. Our of 19 puppies we have raised, he was the first to have a physical problem.
In October our daughter was told the dog guide school was releasing Zephyr. He is a yellow they raised 3 years ago. Then last week, they called and it was Augen, a German Shepherd they raised before Zephyr.
To top it all off, the dog guide school is making us wait over a month for a new puppy.