Summer PAALS!!!

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Hello Everyone, I just have to tell you about how amazing my summer is going so far! I'm one of the lucky PAALS pup's who gets to help children learn all kinds of things during Summer PAALS! PAALS camp is so fun and it is so rewarding teaching children all about service dogs. I'm having so much fun already and rumor has it we are going to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and going to see a movie in a real movie theater!!! I'm pretty nervous about how I'm going to act in those challenging places but I have faith in all of the amazing junior trainers that are helping me learn new things everyday!!! Can't wait to see what PAALS has planned for me during the rest of the summer!!! Kindly, Grace … [Read more...]

Pool Party!!!

Hello everyone, sorry that I haven't checked in for a while but I have been having so much fun with all of my PAALS friends that it's hard to find time to write!!! I don't want you guys to think that all I do is play...I have been training like crazy as well. I was lucky enough to visit Kershaw County Correctional Institute this past weekend. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous at first but once I found out how nice everyone was and how much I was going to learn I realized I was lucky to be part of such an amazing program!!! I love how PAALS has so many different programs to choose from, it's going to be a fun summer at PAALS!!!   -Grace … [Read more...]

Finals Week = PAALS Stress Relief

Grace at USC

Hello everyone!!! I just wanted to check in with all of you and let you know what I have been up to for the last couple weeks. I have been super busy learning new PAALS cue's in my weekly training sessions. I think I have the basic's down but now I'm trying to learn some newer, more advanced cue's like going under a table and learning how to "speak" , which is pretty easy for  me seeing that all I have to do is bark on command!!! Luckily I have very patient trainers who never get frustrated when I don't do it right and they have told me that I'm actually a pretty fast learner!!! This past week was bittersweet for me because it was our last PAALS Stress Relief Event at USC for finals week. It's ok thou because we had tons of fun helping students de-stress before their big tests and I know we will be back in the Fall!!! Kindly, Grace … [Read more...]

Spring is in the air!!!

Hello everyone, I'm so sorry I haven't checked in with you in a while but it has been so super busy at PAALS this month. We have been at Whole Foods promoting our 5% Day, volunteering at the Palmetto 1/2 Marathon and listening  to children reading books at the Richland Library. All that and I still managed to make it to the Plant and Flower Show at the State Farmer's Market. That was great fun!!! I got to see so many different flowers, tree's and even a Koi fish pond with real fish swimming around in it!!! I just love PAALS and I can't wait to see what kind of other fun activities they have planned for me this Spring!!! -Grace … [Read more...]

New Friends

It Smells Real....

One of my favorite things about being part of the PAALS PACK is that there are always new friends visiting everyday. Whether it is new volunteers, people just dropping by to say hello or new PAALS dogs joining the pack , I feel that I'm always surrounded by good souls. Take for example my new friend Emory. She is a 7 month old Bernese Mountain Dog that loves to play!!! Emory is the closest in age to me so anytime we get together it's sure to be a good time. Just the other day we came across this very mysterious Owl in our backyard. We couldn't tell wether it was real or not so Emory was the brave one and gave it a closer look. It turns out it was just a fake Owl that one of the trainers put out there to test us. I love how PAALS people are always trying to keep us on our toes!!! Keep up the good work!!! Kindly, Grace … [Read more...]