Our newest member of COPE, Yorkie hails from Pacific Assistance Dogs Society in Calgary. Arriving just before the COVID-19 outbreak, Yorkie’s socializing is very different from the norm. Relying on his Foster Family and fellow retired service dog friends Keesha and Marlow, Yorkie seems to be adapting quite well.
Yorkie was given his regal name by a group of members of the York Club in Toronto. Yorkie also just happens to be the name of an English chocolate bar. If this little guy is not sweet enough, he will delight you with his calm and loving nature. Yorkie loves a good romp, long walks and being around people.
Yorkie is busy working on distraction training while out walking. He likes checking out different surfaces such as wooden boat docks, metal benches, open stairs and slippery bridges. Social distancing is not a natural behaviour for a puppy, but Yorkie is getting the hang of watching people from afar.
Hopefully, Yorkie will be attending Canines in the Classroom in September and cannot wait to meet all the students, volunteers and others in the COPE Family.