Ashley Wilt is a full-time school pupil, photographer, and pet raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Being a pet raiser means she takes in lovable pups understanding that in just a few quick, candy months she’ll must say goodbye. Though the heartbreak is assured Ashley says it’s price it to have the ability to assist increase a canine for service.
“The months of affection whereas elevating the pet and the years of pleasure after they graduate overshadows the bouts of disappointment which can be weaved within the center,” she says in an interview with Rover.
As a pet raiser Ashley has an enormous duty. Her newest cost, Elijah, is a 1 yr previous yellow lab who’s lower than a month away from his commencement. However earlier than he’s able to graduate he should reply with out fail to round 40 totally different educated instructions. “With out fail” means no matter distraction, be it a room filled with toys, good-smelling meals in every single place, or crowds of noisy kids who wish to play. In order a part of Elijah’s coaching, Ashley felt a visit to Disneyland wouldn’t solely take a look at his focus, but in addition make a number of pleased reminiscences earlier than it was time to half methods.
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Elijah had a unbelievable Disney expertise, decked out in his mouse ears, “first go to” button, and a leash marked “in coaching” so folks would know he was working, even when it seemed like play! Ashley’s pictures expertise got here in helpful for capturing essentially the most valuable moments of their journey, and can assist her bear in mind them years from now whereas Elijah is aiding another person.
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Elijah appeared further snug introducing himself to the characters that grasp across the park for meet-and-greets! He snuggled proper as much as Pooh bear!
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And watch him simply MELT proper into Cinderella’s lap!
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And naturally he needed to meet each service canine’s favourite, Pluto!
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He and Ashley had a unbelievable time collectively, and she or he received to take residence a memento that may preserve the reminiscence of their time collectively and their journey to Disneyland recent for years to return!
One other spotlight of our day in Disneyland was service pup Elijah getting his portrait accomplished. He sat nonetheless and posed completely for the artist. He attracted fairly the gang too!💕
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Ashley and Elijah have been collectively for the reason that summer season of 2017. He’s attended her school courses along with her and has discovered practically every little thing he wants from her. Ashley will probably be seeing Elijah off at commencement quickly, however she is aware of he’s prepared.
“He’s actually my finest pal and has taken on my sophmore yr of school with me… I’ve excessive hopes for his future as a service canine however I don’t assume I’ll ever cease lacking him.”
Ashley fosters for each Canine Companions for Independence and her native rescue. Observe her and her fosters on Instagram!
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