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Introducing Seņor Sanchez

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Introducing Seņor Sanchez

As the newest pet blogger at Care2, I want to introduce you to Sanchez,  the seven year old Yellow Labrador who lives in my home and heart. Sanchez came to live with me when he was four months old and I was a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Taking a break from working as a puppy in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind

Sanchez was “career changed” at 20 months of age. We took those words literally, as he since as had a multitude of careers. They include agility training with Sandy Rogers at ACE Dog Sports, Musical Canine Freestyle with Ruthanna Levy, greeting students at Lisa Spector’s Music School and acting in a play at Coastal Repertory Theater where he played Helen Keller‘s dog in The Miracle Worker. In his free time, he loves to run on the beach and hike the California coastal trails.

Happy Lab in Water

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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12:34PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Lovely Sanchez and Gina !!!!!!

5:55AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

such a happy and dedicated dog. he certainly lights up a room with his smiles!

4:14AM PDT on May 22, 2011

He's smiling in the water!!! So nice! I love all your articles! May the Universe bless you.

6:31AM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

Thanks for the info.

8:25PM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Re: "What is your dog’s tag line?" Uh... "Meow"?

9:44AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010

wonderful story:-)

4:14AM PDT on Oct 18, 2010


9:16PM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my dog, Sanchez. I love the comment from Maryia S ~ "How can you not love him?" I agree, but I'm a little biased. One of the reasons I keep him so busy is that he was bred to be a working dog. In addition to lots of exercise, it's really crucial that I keep his mind stimulated. Even at age 7, he still very much has that working dog mentality. In general, dogs love mental and physical activity, same as humans really ;-) Stay tuned for more about Sanchez in coming blogs.

7:00PM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

Labs are wonderful dogs. Great story - so touching.

3:33PM PDT on Oct 13, 2010

Reading this and seeing the photos, i must admit -- i love him -- how can you not. He surely has a busy and hectic schedule -- i can just see him squeezing in as much nap time as possible -- after all, he has many responsibilities. Once again, i hug and adore him.

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