Not too long ago, I wrote an article about the stolen service puppy in-training, Dorie. Good news! Dorie was found and taken back to her training facility. Dorie, a 3-month-old golden retriever, was taken from the Canine Assistants Farm in Milton on Sept. 2.

Cannine Assistants Director Grace Murphy said that Dorie had been given to strangers outside of a Publix with a note. She was said to be safe.

The note had instructions to return the dog to Canine Assistants, and had their address and phone number.

Dorie is one of a litter of six puppies — including Nemo, Bailey, Becky, Destiny and Flo — all named for characters in the recent movie “Finding Dory.” she’s one of 130 dogs at the farm who undergo at least a year of training before being given to the disabled as service dogs. Some aid owners in wheelchairs, others can detect seizures, low blood sugar and other dangerous medical conditions.

Of course, we are all very happy that Dorie was found. How cute is it that all the puppies were named after “Finding Dory” characters? Now that Dorie is safe and sound, she can go back to her service dog training. Once her training is completed, Dorie will be able to help her designated partner, who may be disabled or have a life threatening condition.

I have recently written several articles on all kinds of different service dogs. If you know someone that is in need of a service dog, or if you just want to learn more about these amazing dogs. Please check those out.

Service dogs can do all kinds of things. They can help people who are physically disabled. By helping them get around and retrieving things for them. Hearing dogs help the hearing impaired by alerting them when certain sounds go off and leading them to or away from the sounds. Depending on the situation, of course. Service dogs are known to be able to bring joy to the elderly and people and children who have autism.


One of those articles, is about a service dog named Joe. Joe has committed two acts of heroic proportions in just the past year. Wouldn’t be amazing if Dorie was the next pup we hear that about? I think Joe and Dorie should have a meet and greet. What do you guys think? If anything, it would be really adorable.

If anything, we should get a follow up on this young pup after she completes her training. I’ll be on the lookout for her in the next year. You guys will be alerted if I find anything. I can’t help but have a lot of respect for service dogs. They do amazing work. I also have been physically disabled since birth. I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair to get around. I’ve never had a service dog. But I know others who have! Yes, I can honestly say that these dogs are amazing.

The information for this article about Dorie’s whereabouts was taken from

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