Congratulations to our newest team!
Riena came to DFD from California's Madera County Animal Shelter in January of this year. After Riena successfully completed her Hearing Dog training, she was matched with Dolores V. of Tennessee. Last week, Riena and her DFD trainer Chelsey West flew to Tennesee for placement.
Dolores was impressed with the way Riena worked the sounds. She thought it was cute that Riena would look back to make sure that Dolores was following her to the sound.
Riena did great during placement week. She showed Dolores all the great things she can do and she also bonded quickly with Dolores, who is grateful for the help and security Riena brings to her.
We're so happy for our newest team and so proud of the PAWsome job Chelsey did in training Riena to be such a pro!
Click the links below to read media coverage of Riena's placement: