Future Service Dog Catches the Eyes of Many at Temple University

Fox 29 News Philadelphia's Dawn Timmeney reports.

Woman reporter seating with a Canine Companions puppy

Philadelphia, PA

A cute golden retriever lab mix is well on his way to becoming a highly-trained service dog thanks to one Temple University grad student.

Cyprus is quite the four-legged rock star around Temple University’s campus these days, but he’s more than just a cute pup. He’s a future service dog for Canine Companions and his volunteer puppy raiser is Temple grad student, Maisie Dorwart.

“I picked him up at Philly airport at 8 weeks,” said Dorwart. “We’ve been kicking it ever since. He’s 15 weeks now.”

Maisie is working on her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and wanted to combine her compassion for people with disabilities and her love of dogs.

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