When 13-year-old Sacramento resident Miller Greenfield, who has a rare neurodegenerative disease, received his service dog, Bahama, from Canine Companions free of charge last year, he knew he wanted to give back to the organization that gave him his best friend and favorite helper. He and his 11-year-old sister, Jac, both decided to ask for donations to Canine Companions in lieu of presents for their birthdays and Christmas and, as a result, raised over $10k for Canine Companions and were given the honor of naming a Canine Companions puppy.
Miller, who is an honorary Sergeant at the Sacramento Police Department, and his sister Jac, named Canine Companions puppy O’Sully in honor and memory of fallen Officer Tara O’Sullivan, who was killed in the line of duty last year.
Puppy O’Sully is an adorable 2-month-old black Labrador/golden retriever cross who is being raised by a volunteer puppy raiser in Sacramento to become a service dog. O’Sully will surely be a favorite around the Sacramento Police Department and in the Sacramento community while she spends her next 18 months training in Sacramento.
After that, O’Sully will return to Canine Companions’ training center in Santa Rosa, CA, where professional trainers will teach her to pick up dropped items, turn on and off lights, open and close doors and other physical tasks to help someone with a disability.
You can follow along on puppy O’Sully’s journey to become a service dog on Instagram at @puppyosully.
Check out these news and radio segments about Miller, Skilled Companion Bahama, Jac and puppy O’Sully!
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