Canine Companions has partnered with CBS News Texas to follow one puppy’s two-year journey to become a service dog! The name Lonestar, selected by the station’s viewers in the Dallas-Fort Worth community, represents Texas’ independence. A fitting name for a puppy who is on the journey to give someone in need some independence of their own!
Puppy Lonestar, who arrived in Texas in November 2023, has already become a regular at the studio, making bi-weekly appearances on air, showing off his skills via a puppy cam during his training classes and being just downright adorable on CBS News Texas social media channels!
Right now, Lonestar is with his volunteer puppy raiser, Larry, working hard on learning basic skills, nice house manners and building confidence and focus on outings in the community. In early 2025, he will enter the next phase of his training at the Canine Companions at Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus in Irving, where he will work with a professional instructor to learn advanced skills in hopes of finding his perfect match as a service dog for a child, adult or veteran with a disability.
For now, he’s a growing puppy with a big, bright future ahead! Be sure to stay tuned as his journey unfolds with Canine Companions and CBS News Texas.
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