TJ is a big, gangly, gentle giant! Part Lab and Golden Retriever, he brings a smile to every face that he meets as he maneuvers his large body into small places. His enthusiasm for people and other dogs is contagious. TJ was born to COPE’s McHappy a year ago and still gets uber-excited seeing his Mom and fellow littermates.
TJ was named by a generous sponsor in honour of her late husband Tom. He was a big-hearted man and an advocate for service dogs. Tom played a part in raising a dog currently working as a wheelchair helper. TJ carries his nickname.
TJ loves attending school and working with his student trainers. One of his favourite times of the week is lounging on a pillow with elementary school students during COPE’s ‘Reading Buddy’ program.
When he isn’t training, TJ can be found playing with his friend Flo, retrieving the biggest stick he can find on a walk or going to work with his Foster Mom at a law firm.