RIP Denver, Service Dog

Postby TheRedQueen » May 5th, 2011, 7:40 pm

I just found out that one of my favorite Fidos Service Dogs...a dog that I puppy raised and trained, Denver passed away. He was four years old...cancer got him.

http://www.fidosforfreedom.org/assist-d ... denver.php

I'm still in shock. :cry:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 5th, 2011, 7:42 pm

How sad... RIP Denver... :(
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Postby Pit♥bull » May 5th, 2011, 8:22 pm

R.I.P. Denver
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Postby madremissy » May 5th, 2011, 8:46 pm

I am so sorry Erin. RIP Denver.
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Postby Hundilein » May 5th, 2011, 10:16 pm

I remember when he was a baby puppy named Sawyer who stayed at my house overnight. He always had this look on his face like he was worried about something (and not the brightest). RIP Denver.
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 5th, 2011, 10:30 pm

Hundilein wrote:I remember when he was a baby puppy named Sawyer who stayed at my house overnight. He always had this look on his face like he was worried about something (and not the brightest). RIP Denver.


That's right! I forgot his name was Sawyer originally...I renamed him at Fidos, because I couldn't have two Sawyers in the house! lol

He was one of the best SDs Fidos put out...he was smart, steady, reliable...and wasn't prone to having freak-outs when he saw his puppy raisers...lol. He stuck to his human partner like glue, and worked hard.
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Postby iluvk9 » May 6th, 2011, 6:05 am

:( He was adorable. I am so sorry, Erin.

His owner/partner must be devastated, too.
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Postby TinaMartin » May 8th, 2011, 7:20 pm

RIP Denver. :(
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 8th, 2011, 8:59 pm

Wonder why I left Fidos? Check out this message that got sent out today...I must be chopped liver and had nothing to do with this dog...*sigh*...since my name isn't mentioned at all.

Denver - December 10, 2007 to May 3, 2011



It is with tremendous sadness that I must announce the loss of Denver, Wayne Rutschke's Service Dog. Wayne and Denver had just graduated as a team in April. Denver was very recently diagnosed with a very aggressive form of lymphoma that was progressing extremely rapidly.



Denver was a wonderful dog, originally donated as a puppy from Carrabus Pet Society Rescue Group. . He was lovingly raised by Brenda Swann and then our prison program in Cumberland. Andrea Barrett was his longtime trainer, he passed through my home and then the Bowman family with Samantha Bowman as his placing trainer. As Tracy Bowman said, Denver leaves behind a string of broken hearted trainers who loved and will greatly miss "D Dog".



But most of all, we want to offer our condolences and support to Wayne. He worked very hard to be matched with Denver as his successor dog to Gallagher, his first Service Dog. He and Denver had become a good team, with great love and affection for each other. Denver loved working for him. I cannot imagine the loss Wayne is going through, losing Denver in what was expected to be the prime of his life. We will all always remember Denver and the joy in living that Denver always had.
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Postby fenella » May 8th, 2011, 10:48 pm

I didn't realize until I saw the FB post. So sad...I loved Denver. Such a pretty red dog, so sweet, very smart. Loved having him in class. You did a great job with him.
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Postby iluvk9 » May 9th, 2011, 5:49 am

Erin, just keep in your mind that YOU made a difference to Denver and HE knows and remembers that.
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