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Our Purpose

The Little Angels Breeding Program exists to produce puppies to be raised and trained as excellent Service Dogs to assist the disabled. At 4-months-of-age we can usually determine which dogs won’t make it all the way through training. Puppies that would be uncomfortable with the many varying settings in public are adopted into pet homes. We have a very high rate of success with the dogs in our breeding program making it as service dogs. This is due to our training practices and the excellent breeding behind our dogs – to produce dogs with calm and loving temperaments, intelligence and excellence of health. Little Angels Service Dogs can take up to two years before they are ready to give independence to someone with a disability, depending on the dog’s personality and what tasks they will need to perform.

 

We place new Service Dogs throughout the United States every month. 

Our breeding dogs are loved and cared for by dedicated Breeding Fosters so they can live at home in a family environment and take fun trips to beaches and parks.

Volunteer Puppy Raisers are trained to raise the puppies in their homes and take them to work, school and any other public areas so that the puppies are properly socialized and prepared for their future work as a Service Dog. Once the puppies are old enough they come back to Little Angels where they stay at our facility for their Specialized Assistance Training and Certification.

The dogs in our breeding program are the very best, and they are treated as such! They are not left in kennels. We have many different families and individuals throughout the United States who provide Foster Homes to each individual dog. While we oversee the health and training of our breeding dogs, they are loved and spoiled in Foster Homes throughout San Diego. This ensures that each dog gets the individual attention that they need and deserve.

 

In order to ensure the quality of our puppies, all of our breeding dogs are either OFA certified for hips and elbows or have had PennHIP certification, have a heart clearance and CERF for eyes. Some of our dogs are also shown in the ring to prove the quality of their confirmation and breeding.

Our Wonderful Breeding Dogs:

The dogs in our breeding program are very special. You can often see a glimmer in their eyes, as if they know how very important their job is. As very proud parents, their offspring will have the life-long duty of helping a person who is handicapped and needs the day-to-day assistance that a service dog can bring. A dog will never have a more important job than that!

We breed yellow and black Labradors of the English bloodline, as well as English Cream Golden Retrievers. Our dogs are AKC and/or UKC certified with a pedigree of old and solid working lines. Some of our dogs were even born in Europe and have since been imported to sunny San Diego!

Nellie

DOB: 07/09/19

Posie

Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Hello world! It’s me, Posie! I am doing great. I know all my basic obedience, as well as many advanced tasks. Now I am in the last stage of my training, so I get to specialize! Since I love tiny hoomans, the trainers thought I would make the perfect autism service dog, and if I must be honest, I LOVE that idea?

Can you imagine having your own tiny hooman! UFFF I think that has to be every dog’s dream. My training for these tasks is going great! The very first time I did tether training, I was not a fan. I was afraid of the bag and tried to run away; however, that was short-lived, and I quickly started to ignore it. A week later, I was already doing great, the other hooman was adding pressure to my vest, but that did not keep me from doing what I knew I am supposed to. My response is to try to keep up with my Trainer Girl. On search, I am doing really well. I LOVE it! I get to have SOOO many hot-dogs! It is the best game ever! (And I am not saying it because I always win.) So far, I have just been looking for the hot dogs, but I heard the trainers talking, and I think I will be ready to start looking for my tiny hooman’s scent soon! Isn’t that exciting? If I get this excited over the scent, I can’t imagine what I will feel when I hear about our first meeting! But a lot has to be done before.

First, I need to get spayed and medically clear, then I have to take a well-deserved vacation. And after that, I still have to finish up my training. My commands are great at the ranch, but I still have to get better at search and tethering, and then I have to be able to perform them in public. And field trips, I need lots and lots of field trips, I need to get more comfortable and confident while out in public. Sometimes, when we are out in public, I try to hide behind Trainer Girl. She tells me I don’t have to worry and helps me overcome all my fears! She always ends up very proud of me, because even though I can get scared, I always recover and keep working. She says the more exposure, the more confident I’ll get and the less new things will scare me. It is a strange world out there, but I think she is right. I am learning I’m safe as long as I am with her, I don’t need to hide behind her. I’m becoming braver and hiding less and less. The other thing I need to practice in public is heeling; I either try to lean on Trainer Girl, or I try to walk with the trainer ahead of her. We’ve been doing lots of heeling exercises in the ranch to help with this and to build my confidence.

We practice things like off-leash heeling in the field and heeling with a wheelchair, or with someone following us in a wheelchair. And I am doing awesome at all of them! Except for one thing, I discovered I love to playfully mouth my handler hand. However, there is a problem; the trainers don’t like it as much as I do, so we are trying to come to an agreement on it. Come back soon, I think I will have good news to tell. Love, Posie! (10/09/2020)

Jerry

DOB: 07/09/19

Posie

Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Hello world! It’s me, Posie! I am doing great. I know all my basic obedience, as well as many advanced tasks. Now I am in the last stage of my training, so I get to specialize! Since I love tiny hoomans, the trainers thought I would make the perfect autism service dog, and if I must be honest, I LOVE that idea?

Can you imagine having your own tiny hooman! UFFF I think that has to be every dog’s dream. My training for these tasks is going great! The very first time I did tether training, I was not a fan. I was afraid of the bag and tried to run away; however, that was short-lived, and I quickly started to ignore it. A week later, I was already doing great, the other hooman was adding pressure to my vest, but that did not keep me from doing what I knew I am supposed to. My response is to try to keep up with my Trainer Girl. On search, I am doing really well. I LOVE it! I get to have SOOO many hot-dogs! It is the best game ever! (And I am not saying it because I always win.) So far, I have just been looking for the hot dogs, but I heard the trainers talking, and I think I will be ready to start looking for my tiny hooman’s scent soon! Isn’t that exciting? If I get this excited over the scent, I can’t imagine what I will feel when I hear about our first meeting! But a lot has to be done before.

First, I need to get spayed and medically clear, then I have to take a well-deserved vacation. And after that, I still have to finish up my training. My commands are great at the ranch, but I still have to get better at search and tethering, and then I have to be able to perform them in public. And field trips, I need lots and lots of field trips, I need to get more comfortable and confident while out in public. Sometimes, when we are out in public, I try to hide behind Trainer Girl. She tells me I don’t have to worry and helps me overcome all my fears! She always ends up very proud of me, because even though I can get scared, I always recover and keep working. She says the more exposure, the more confident I’ll get and the less new things will scare me. It is a strange world out there, but I think she is right. I am learning I’m safe as long as I am with her, I don’t need to hide behind her. I’m becoming braver and hiding less and less. The other thing I need to practice in public is heeling; I either try to lean on Trainer Girl, or I try to walk with the trainer ahead of her. We’ve been doing lots of heeling exercises in the ranch to help with this and to build my confidence.

We practice things like off-leash heeling in the field and heeling with a wheelchair, or with someone following us in a wheelchair. And I am doing awesome at all of them! Except for one thing, I discovered I love to playfully mouth my handler hand. However, there is a problem; the trainers don’t like it as much as I do, so we are trying to come to an agreement on it. Come back soon, I think I will have good news to tell. Love, Posie! (10/09/2020)

Eve

DOB: 07/09/19

Posie

Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Hello world! It’s me, Posie! I am doing great. I know all my basic obedience, as well as many advanced tasks. Now I am in the last stage of my training, so I get to specialize! Since I love tiny hoomans, the trainers thought I would make the perfect autism service dog, and if I must be honest, I LOVE that idea?

Can you imagine having your own tiny hooman! UFFF I think that has to be every dog’s dream. My training for these tasks is going great! The very first time I did tether training, I was not a fan. I was afraid of the bag and tried to run away; however, that was short-lived, and I quickly started to ignore it. A week later, I was already doing great, the other hooman was adding pressure to my vest, but that did not keep me from doing what I knew I am supposed to. My response is to try to keep up with my Trainer Girl. On search, I am doing really well. I LOVE it! I get to have SOOO many hot-dogs! It is the best game ever! (And I am not saying it because I always win.) So far, I have just been looking for the hot dogs, but I heard the trainers talking, and I think I will be ready to start looking for my tiny hooman’s scent soon! Isn’t that exciting? If I get this excited over the scent, I can’t imagine what I will feel when I hear about our first meeting! But a lot has to be done before.

First, I need to get spayed and medically clear, then I have to take a well-deserved vacation. And after that, I still have to finish up my training. My commands are great at the ranch, but I still have to get better at search and tethering, and then I have to be able to perform them in public. And field trips, I need lots and lots of field trips, I need to get more comfortable and confident while out in public. Sometimes, when we are out in public, I try to hide behind Trainer Girl. She tells me I don’t have to worry and helps me overcome all my fears! She always ends up very proud of me, because even though I can get scared, I always recover and keep working. She says the more exposure, the more confident I’ll get and the less new things will scare me. It is a strange world out there, but I think she is right. I am learning I’m safe as long as I am with her, I don’t need to hide behind her. I’m becoming braver and hiding less and less. The other thing I need to practice in public is heeling; I either try to lean on Trainer Girl, or I try to walk with the trainer ahead of her. We’ve been doing lots of heeling exercises in the ranch to help with this and to build my confidence.

We practice things like off-leash heeling in the field and heeling with a wheelchair, or with someone following us in a wheelchair. And I am doing awesome at all of them! Except for one thing, I discovered I love to playfully mouth my handler hand. However, there is a problem; the trainers don’t like it as much as I do, so we are trying to come to an agreement on it. Come back soon, I think I will have good news to tell. Love, Posie! (10/09/2020)

Cora

DOB: 07/09/19

Posie

Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Hello world! It’s me, Posie! I am doing great. I know all my basic obedience, as well as many advanced tasks. Now I am in the last stage of my training, so I get to specialize! Since I love tiny hoomans, the trainers thought I would make the perfect autism service dog, and if I must be honest, I LOVE that idea?

Can you imagine having your own tiny hooman! UFFF I think that has to be every dog’s dream. My training for these tasks is going great! The very first time I did tether training, I was not a fan. I was afraid of the bag and tried to run away; however, that was short-lived, and I quickly started to ignore it. A week later, I was already doing great, the other hooman was adding pressure to my vest, but that did not keep me from doing what I knew I am supposed to. My response is to try to keep up with my Trainer Girl. On search, I am doing really well. I LOVE it! I get to have SOOO many hot-dogs! It is the best game ever! (And I am not saying it because I always win.) So far, I have just been looking for the hot dogs, but I heard the trainers talking, and I think I will be ready to start looking for my tiny hooman’s scent soon! Isn’t that exciting? If I get this excited over the scent, I can’t imagine what I will feel when I hear about our first meeting! But a lot has to be done before.

First, I need to get spayed and medically clear, then I have to take a well-deserved vacation. And after that, I still have to finish up my training. My commands are great at the ranch, but I still have to get better at search and tethering, and then I have to be able to perform them in public. And field trips, I need lots and lots of field trips, I need to get more comfortable and confident while out in public. Sometimes, when we are out in public, I try to hide behind Trainer Girl. She tells me I don’t have to worry and helps me overcome all my fears! She always ends up very proud of me, because even though I can get scared, I always recover and keep working. She says the more exposure, the more confident I’ll get and the less new things will scare me. It is a strange world out there, but I think she is right. I am learning I’m safe as long as I am with her, I don’t need to hide behind her. I’m becoming braver and hiding less and less. The other thing I need to practice in public is heeling; I either try to lean on Trainer Girl, or I try to walk with the trainer ahead of her. We’ve been doing lots of heeling exercises in the ranch to help with this and to build my confidence.

We practice things like off-leash heeling in the field and heeling with a wheelchair, or with someone following us in a wheelchair. And I am doing awesome at all of them! Except for one thing, I discovered I love to playfully mouth my handler hand. However, there is a problem; the trainers don’t like it as much as I do, so we are trying to come to an agreement on it. Come back soon, I think I will have good news to tell. Love, Posie! (10/09/2020)

Frosti

Kosmo

Birdie

Collette

Winnie

Sonya

Piper

Atom

Tessie

Luna

Bindi

Gus

Mae

DOB: 07/09/19

Posie

Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Hello world! It’s me, Posie! I am doing great. I know all my basic obedience, as well as many advanced tasks. Now I am in the last stage of my training, so I get to specialize! Since I love tiny hoomans, the trainers thought I would make the perfect autism service dog, and if I must be honest, I LOVE that idea?

Can you imagine having your own tiny hooman! UFFF I think that has to be every dog’s dream. My training for these tasks is going great! The very first time I did tether training, I was not a fan. I was afraid of the bag and tried to run away; however, that was short-lived, and I quickly started to ignore it. A week later, I was already doing great, the other hooman was adding pressure to my vest, but that did not keep me from doing what I knew I am supposed to. My response is to try to keep up with my Trainer Girl. On search, I am doing really well. I LOVE it! I get to have SOOO many hot-dogs! It is the best game ever! (And I am not saying it because I always win.) So far, I have just been looking for the hot dogs, but I heard the trainers talking, and I think I will be ready to start looking for my tiny hooman’s scent soon! Isn’t that exciting? If I get this excited over the scent, I can’t imagine what I will feel when I hear about our first meeting! But a lot has to be done before.

First, I need to get spayed and medically clear, then I have to take a well-deserved vacation. And after that, I still have to finish up my training. My commands are great at the ranch, but I still have to get better at search and tethering, and then I have to be able to perform them in public. And field trips, I need lots and lots of field trips, I need to get more comfortable and confident while out in public. Sometimes, when we are out in public, I try to hide behind Trainer Girl. She tells me I don’t have to worry and helps me overcome all my fears! She always ends up very proud of me, because even though I can get scared, I always recover and keep working. She says the more exposure, the more confident I’ll get and the less new things will scare me. It is a strange world out there, but I think she is right. I am learning I’m safe as long as I am with her, I don’t need to hide behind her. I’m becoming braver and hiding less and less. The other thing I need to practice in public is heeling; I either try to lean on Trainer Girl, or I try to walk with the trainer ahead of her. We’ve been doing lots of heeling exercises in the ranch to help with this and to build my confidence.

We practice things like off-leash heeling in the field and heeling with a wheelchair, or with someone following us in a wheelchair. And I am doing awesome at all of them! Except for one thing, I discovered I love to playfully mouth my handler hand. However, there is a problem; the trainers don’t like it as much as I do, so we are trying to come to an agreement on it. Come back soon, I think I will have good news to tell. Love, Posie! (10/09/2020)

Newton

Hopefully this has answered some of your questions. Additional questions can be discussed in the phone interview and consultation. Each recipient is handled on an individual basis with many different scenarios.

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