Kris J. was training Journey, a Golden Retriever, for the Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs (WAGS) program. Journey was released from the program, but WAGS’ loss was Kris’s gain as she adopted her. Eight years old Journey is joined in the family by Nickels, also a Golden, and Saul, a Golden/Lab, whom Kris is training for Canine Companions for Independence until July 2017.
Participating in the Read With Me / Paws & Pages program, visiting nursing homes, and doing campus visits are at the top of Kris’s list for things to do with Journey, but she is open to other opportunities.
Kris enjoys running, biking, service dog training (she is a puppy raiser), “dogs,” and, when she finally sits down, reading.