These adorable service dogs had the time of their lives when they were given a chance to visit the happiest place on earth: Disneyland.
These dogs in training are part of a nonprofit organization in California called the Canine Companions for Independence. The organization trains animals to be service pets and assigns them to people who need their help and assistance.
Under the close watch of their trainers and caretakers, they are undergoing rigorous training. But once in a while, these dogs have a great time too. To improve and hone their socialization skills, the organization, together with the dogs in training, went to Disneyland to make new friends and have a little fun.
According to Kendra Clark, one of the group’s organizers, Disneyland is the perfect venue to socialize their dogs to loud noises, large crowds, and all sorts of people.
Take a look at the amazing photos. It seems like the dogs had a pretty great time! And I’m sure, so many people enjoyed seeing them take a stroll around the theme park too.
To add to all the fun, the dogs were even allowed to go and try a few rides.
They also met the iconic resident characters of the theme park. “The characters were almost as excited as the dogs were to say hello,” shared Clark.
Based on all the photos, th
e pooches had a wonderful time, and they will forever remember this moment until probably the next visit to Disneyland (or Disney World, who knows?)
The Dodo was able to interview Nicole Brown, one of the visitors to the park who was extremely pleased to see the dogs having the time of their lives.
“I have always been a dog person, but to see them at Disneyland with Mickey Mouse ears was the cutest thing,” she shared in the interview. She added that it was evident that the dogs were ecstatic to be in the theme park, enjoying all the attention that they got from the different tourists and park employees. Even the Disney Characters were delighted to see them too.
The tourist decided to share the doggie photos on Twitter which surely went viral in no time.
Because of the success of this field trip, the organization plans to organize another trip in a few months just so these dogs would have a little fun. After days and weeks of rigorous training to help out people in need, they also need a little R&R.
I hope to see these service dogs in one of our Disney trips soon! If you wish to help out and donate to the Canine Companions of Independence, go and visit their website to see how.
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