I received Vargas III on August 30, 2017 and turned him in for professional training at Canine Companions for Independence on February 15, 2019. Vargas III was my 11
dog to raise and during our time together I taught him over 30 commands. He was a joy to raise because he was always obedient and ready to work. I was thrilled when I saw he was featured in the 2019 calendar for the month of July.
On August 9, 2019 Vargas III graduated with Maddi, they are an awesome Service Dog Team! Every year, the LPCCI president designs a special pin for their presidential term and how appropriate that I chose his calendar photo for my 2019-2020 pin. I would like to share a few words I received from Maddi:
“Vargas has been a truly wonderful service dog by helping me to become more independent. He is very responsive to the commands I give him and every day he picks things off the ground or various surfaces that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach. Moreover, he has been an amazing companion
that keeps me company during our public outings”. - Maddi
Respectfully, Lion Teresa J. Hart, LPCCI President