has donated Mason to
This pup was donated by Dixie's Doodles - http://dixiesdoodles.com
Mason's puppy raisers keep an online blog about him. Follow his training here :
Tidbits from Mason's Tales:
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Silvers Pet and Feed Supply, Cibolo
Today we went to the grand opening of Silvers Pet and Feed Supply in Cibolo. They had a big celebration with a DJ, food, a Moonjump, petting zoo and much more. It was a fun time for us and a great time for exposing Mason to various stimuli. There were several dogs, a cat, goats, ducks, chickens, a tortoise, a pony, a horse, birds and lots of people.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Mason enjoyed after Christmas shopping. He was especially interested in the wiggling Santas.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Casino Night 2008
Guide Dogs of Texas had a very successful, well attended Casino Night last month. Lots of people, especially the GDTx staff, worked very hard to make it successful. Even Mason pitched in by visiting businesses and soliciting their support.
Sarah Jane is a potential client who had to give up here first guide dog due to allergies. She has had time with Mason twice now and has had no reaction to him. Sandy Merrill and the training staff are happy with that result, a main reason for getting a labradoodle.
There are several criteria for making a match, so it is still too early to know if Mason will guide Sarah Jane. If not, maybe Trixie, the second labradoodle, will work for her. Mason and Trixie enjoyed seeing each other. "Wow, someone who looks like me!"
TRIXIE & MASON
Trixie the Labradoodle pup was also donated by Dixie's Doodles
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We combined our walks recently with working on "Finds." Mason knows Find the Seat, Door, Steps, Curb, Elevator, Button and Bus (vehicle). He is working on more finds like:
Counter (in a store)
Boys* (Mens room)
Girls* (Ladies room)
Stall (the handicap stall)
Guide Dogs of Texas relies on dedicated volunteers called Puppy Raisers to raise and socialize puppies until they are 14 to 16 months of age. At that time, the puppy is returned to Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc. to enter the advanced training program.
They are always accepting applications for new Puppy Raisers. If you live within the following Texas counties; Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Travis, Wilson and you are home most of the day
- Please Apply!
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc. depends on volunteers for various activities both dog-related and non dog related. These activities include:
Guide Dog Boarders, Client Host/Hostess, Guide Dog Ambassadors, Office Assistant, Public Speaking, Puppy Sitters, Puppy Raiser, Seamstress, Special Event Staff, Kennel Assistant.
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
1503 Allena Drive
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: 210-366-4081 or
Toll Free: 800-831-9231