Dogs for the Deaf is expecting a very special guest the first week in March.
For nearly four years, PUPS the traveling Labrador has traveled the world going to the best resorts, on cruises, to restaurants and visiting organizations in locations like Russia, Jamaica, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Barbados, San Francisco, England, New York, Cozumel and many other places. PUPS is also working on his own series of books called “Pups the Traveling Labrador.” Did we mention that PUPS is a stuffed black Labrador Retriever?
Gulf Coast Dog Magazine quotes, “PUPS is the hottest thing in the travel world right now and is so adorable you can’t help but giggle when his newest pictures are posted.” He has also had articles in several other magazines.
PUPS home is in Michigan where he lives with his mom, Paula Kidney. Paula got the idea for PUPS when she found him in a small boutique. She has a black Labrador, Garth Milo, and he was her inspiration for PUPS. Paula fell in love with that little stuffed dog [that reminded her of Garth] and started taking him with her on vacations and sailing trips, logging his adventures. She began sharing their adventures with friends and in a forum on the internet. All of a sudden she was overwhelmed with invitations for PUPS to visit others all over the world so he could experience a wide range of adventures. Now the demand is so high the wait list for PUPS to visit can be up to six months.
When he visits a destination, he comes with his own suitcase and wardrobe, traveling around posing for pictures then writing a story for his website, MySpace and FaceBook pages. He usually stays with his host for one week, and then moves on to his next destination using the honor system.
While visiting Dogs for the Deaf in Southern Oregon, PUPS will visit many local sites and landmarks, as well as be a special guest at Rotary, Chamber Greeter meetings and other community functions like the Central Point Chamber Annual Dinner. He will also be out-and-about with our Dogs for the Deaf trainers on training sessions.
If you see PUPS around the Valley, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dogs for the Deaf at 541.826.9220 and you will be entered into a drawing for a free registration for Dog Walk on Saturday, June 5 at Hawthorne Park ($20.00 value + t-shirt and goodies). When you call or email, be sure to tell us when and where you saw PUPS and you will be entered into the Dog Walk drawing.