Growing Up Guide Pups - Decade of
Growth – Part 1
It’s that time of year again when people reflect on the year that has passed and new aspirations and
goals are made for the upcoming new year. Matt and I are no different and we are doing this for
ourselves and for Growing Up Guide Pup.
Next month is our 10 year anniversary of the creation of Growing Up Guide Pup, and what a wild ride
the last 10 years has been. We have helped raised 11 puppies, Ricki, Chanel, Pilaf, Spring, Gabrielle,
Patrick, Arturo, Penny, Oscar, Scarlett, and Pixie. We had four of them graduate, one become a K9
officer, five career changed, and one is still training. We included our followers on the discovery,
treatment, and loss of our personal dog (our third puppy Eli who was career changed from Guide Dogs
for the Blind) to cancer. We raised for three different organizations and our current puppy on our own.
We fostered a litter of three orphan puppies and donated them to Brigadoon Service Dogs. We whelped
a litter of nine poodle puppies and helped prepare them for going into puppy raisers homes. We were
accepted in web series festivals around the world and won many awards as well. We shared our
excitement, challenges, triumphs, disappointments, and heartbreaks for the whole world to see.
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When Matt and I first started this journey we had no idea of what would come or where the journey
would take us. We started from an idea to take my love of puppy raising and combining Matt’s love of
filmmaker and the result was a video blog that became our non-profit organization.
Every week we put out a new episode documenting what we were going through as a guide dog puppy
raiser and sharing the experience with the public on YouTube. Everyone got to watch our puppy Ricki
grow up as we