Chinook is a 9 month old female black lab mix. She was found as a young puppy abandoned on the streets with her sister, Onyx. Both girls were nursed back to health in North Carolina by their savior, Dr. Kevin Matthews. Since then, it has been a team effort by Mary Ann Merrill and the women that work with her to get these girls ready to go. Chinook was very nervous and timid in new environments, but has since become a confident, happy dog who loves to work. She came for her final training and was a joy to work with. What she lacks in size she more than makes up for with her playful, sweet, personality.

Dog Updates

24May
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Stephanie discusses life before receiving her service canine and how she now feels she's finally back on the right track. Her personality really comes to life in this interview and it show the significant progress she has made over the past three weeks.Read More >>

Our Other Dogs

Apache is a 16 month old male Red Heeler/Cattle Dog mix. He was adopted from Bradford County Animal Control as a young puppy.

Astro is a 2 year old male chocolate lab.  He was picked up by Animal Control as a stray and was found at the Jacksonville Adoptathon.

Breed: Retriever/Shepherd Mix 

Age: 5 months 

Shelter: Adopted from the Saline Animal League 

Hi my name is Batman!  I am a eleven month old Retriever Mix.  I was unfortunately brought to the shelter as an owner surrender but that's okay because I am getting an awesome new home!

Bosco is a one year old Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.  We do have any information about Bosco’s background before he was brought to the shelter.

Shelter: Adopted from Great Plains SPCA 

Age: 11 month 

Breed: American Bull Dog Mix 

Buddy is a 2 year old male great dane/lab mix. He was donated by a family in Atlanta that had rescued him from the humane society and couldn't handle is strength and energy.

Camo was picked up as a stray by Clay County Animal Control. Their best guess was that he had been on the street his whole life. Camo's journey from animal control to us was purely fate.