Dempsey's Helping Paws Blog

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Dempsey is a Golden Retriever puppy who is in training to become a service dog for an individual with a physical disability. His volunteer foster parents are first-time trainers.

Latest Blog Posts

What Would Dempsey Do?

on Sep 29, 2011

When Dempsey was a little baby dog, we spent a lot of time socializing him. He used to be afraid of men with long beards or men with feathers in their cowboy hats, but with the kindness and patience of strangers we met on the street, we taught Dempse...

Toy time

on Sep 26, 2011

The other day, I received a nice card and gift from a colleague at work. "Thanks for your help with the project!" the card read. The gift was a flattened squeaky squirrel. I'm not sure what possessed Lisa to think that I might enjoy a flattened sque...

Graduation day

on Sep 26, 2011

It is with unbelievably immense pride that we announce that Dempsey will be graduating this Friday, September 30. Everyone is invited to attend! We hope to see you there! Dempsey actually moved out last Wednesday, September 21, and he's been stayin...


on Sep 7, 2011

In addition to the State Fair, Dempsey went cruising last weekend on the steamboat Minnehaha on Lake Minnetonka near Minneapolis, Minnesota.


on Sep 7, 2011

Once again this year, Dempsey volunteered to do a demo at the Minnesota State Fair. Dempsey has been going to the fair his whole life, but you wouldn't be able to tell from his pictures, since none of them were obviously taken at the fair. Since thi...

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