Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Hero Labradors romper room.
Willow and Grace being puppies, Halia feeding Ripley.
The Girls got WAY up in Halia's and Ripley's space, yet she just looks on... kids, amirite?
Halia would turn occasionally to protect the week-old Ripley, but otherwise was happy to let the girls romp. Only once was a short, low growl heard, and the pups immediately backed off and resumed antics.
They are even starting to fetch! Willow (the cuddler in the purple collar) is more likely to actually return the toy. Grace (red collar) is more likely to play keep away, or steal it from Willow.
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Hero Labradors just earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing these metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. We chose to display quantitative metrics such as the number of dogs provided to trainers out of the total number of dogs produced to represent how hard Hero Labradors is working toward achieving our mission.
Since we have a pretty unique mission, we had to generate our own metrics, as the standard business and nonprofit metrics simply don't apply. We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission. We encourage other nonprofits to take advantage of GuideStar Platinum to share key metrics with the world and highlight the changes you’re making. Updating is free. To learn more about GuideStar Platinum, click here, or go to guidestar.org/platinum. To learn more about guidestar:
And as always, a pupper pic!
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Two have gone on to training programs, and one (Hero Labradors Polar Bear) was kept to build our breeding program.
A good breeding program takes time. From birth to 2 years, the dogs are kept healthy and socialized, and tested for genetic defects through a DNA screening.
Once they turn two, then they get their hips and elbows screened for dysplasia, and eyes checked annually for canine retinal atrophy.
Polar Bear, being Halia's son, won't breed with her, but SHOULD be able to breed with Hero Labradors Nani. Polar Bear is VERY calm and focused, like his mom (when she isn't playing.) He is a BIG lab, currently about 70 lbs at 1 year, and still has to "fill out" his big feet and body. Nani is more petite than Halia, but full of energy and Very cuddly. She's the couch ninja who can slide right next to you and you don't even realize she'd gotten on the couch.
Nani is super playful and LOVES to run. If all goes well, her first litter should be next summer, and between her and Polar Bear I expect happy, calm, sturdy puppies that are right in the target zone for what I am looking for in terms of size and temperament.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Nani has a spot.
On the porch, it is directly in front of the fan.
In the house, it's on the same AC register. Every afternoon/evening, she comes in, gets cool, and then the playing resumes.
I don't think I've ever seen her truly tired.
One more year, then hip/elbow xrays, DNA screening, eye tests, and we can breed her with Polar Bear.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
No, I don't have it in a larger format (yet).
The little rectangle at the bottom says A 501c3 Charity
Still to come:
Hats, patches, shirts, mugs, stickers, etc.