|One of the goals we had when planning our breeding program was to
breed dogs to donate to service organizations. There is a great need
for this, as the number of people who need allergy-friendly service
dogs greatly outnumber the number of allergy-friendly service dogs
We are very proud that so far seven puppies bred at Westwood
Labradoodles have been accepted into training as service dogs. This
process takes approximately 2 years. Below are some updates.
Sully recently graduated from Assistance dogs of America, here is the
update from their site:
"Kate Hillard received successor service dog, Sullivan. Kate is from
Toledo, Ohio and has neurocardiogenic syncope. She has a small
photography business called Thru My Eyes Photography and attends
UT’s Senior 60 plus programs. She also shares her home with cats,
Zoe, Bailey and Beethoven. In addition to photography, Kate enjoys
quilt making, taking long walks, working with children in a Mennonite
tutoring program and cooking. Kate has previous experience with
how rewarding and helpful an assistance dog can be through her first
dog, Kirby, who developed epilepsy a year ago. She has so much
more confidence and security with Sullivan, knowing that he will help
her if she faints or falls. Sullivan is a labradoodle donated by
Westwood Labradoodles. He was fostered by Sue Kroyer. The best
perk for Kate is knowing Sullivan will be her new “best friend.” She
would like to thank ADAI and everyone who made it possible for this
to become a reality."
Tippy is in training with Canine Crossroads.
Maggie Moo was donated privately to the family of a girl with Sturge-
Teddy was donated to Wags4Kids. The first is a picture from the day
he left Westwood, the others after he was placed with his new partner!
Wags4Kids was so pleased with the way Teddy turned out, they
requested donation of another puppy. In 2008, Prince entered the
training program at Wags4Kids. Prince was placed with a disabled
child in 2009, and was featured in a local newspaper article!
A THIRD puppy was donated to WAGS4KIDS in October of 2009.
Petey is currently in training in the WAGS4KIDS training program in
the Marion prison.
Another puppy was donated to Circle Tails.
Check back as we will post updates on their progress as it is available!
Here is a tribute to another breeder, Barb Smith, formerly of
Labradoodles of Illinois (Lincoln Labradoodles) who has contributed
Labradoodle service dogs to our community:
Search our site to find what you need to know!