A group of very cute service dogs in training were recently taken on a field trip that they probably will not forget any time soon. The adorable four-legged angels were taken to Disneyland.
They are members of Canine Companions for Independence, a California-based nonprofit organization that trains service animals and places them with those that could use their help.
These dogs are still learning under the guidance of their caretakers, but thankfully for them, it is not always hard work and no play. They were taken to Disneyland in order to improve their socialization skills. They explored and ended up befriending many people along the way.
“Disneyland is the perfect place to socialize our puppies to crowds, loud noises, different sights and smells, and different kinds of people,” Kendra Clark, who helped organize the trip, said.
“The pups absolutely loved walking around the park,” Clark said. “They posed in photos with their Mickey ears and ate up all the attention they drew from the crowds.”
They even enjoyed a few rides!
The dogs also made friends with some of the park’s most recognizable faces.
“Seeing how happy they got when they met the characters sure was a treat!” Clark said. “The characters were almost as excited as the dogs were to say hello!”
The dogs had a grand time and they brightened up the day of other guests too.
Nicole Brown was one of these lucky guests. She says she was delighted to see the future service dogs out and about having fun.
“I have always been a dog person, specifically Labs and golden retrievers. But to see them at Disneyland with Mickey Mouse ears was the cutest thing,” Brown said. “You could tell they were so happy to be there. They were loving all of the attention they were getting from both tourists and the Disney characters.”
Brown tweeted about it and it went viral.
Yesterday Disney Land had a service dog field trip. If this isn’t the cutest thing pic.twitter.com/fGmrjqf3ln
— Nicole Brown (@NicoleTatum26) March 30, 2018
The trip was a huge success and the group is planning to do it again in the future. These amazing dogs deserve it!
“As puppy raisers, part of our job is educating the public about service dogs and Canine Companions’ mission,” Clark said. “So it was really wonderful that the crowds were not only incredibly interested in our service pups in training, but also so respectful of the fact that they were working.”
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