Kinnick Goes To Washington!

Kinnick and Kelly Haugh in Boulder City, NevadaWho remembers Kinnick?!  He’s the adorable 16-month old black Labrador/Golden Retriever cross who is living here in Boulder City and training to be a service dog through Canine Companions for Independence.

For folks new to the site, you can click here to see the original post.

Well, Kinnick and his puppy-raiser, Kelly Haugh, are headed to Washington D.C. to represent Canine Companions for Independence at next week’s 57th Presidential Inauguration!

Kelly and Kinnick will join 131 other people and 57 dogs in the Inaugural Parade, as Canine Companions was one of 43 organizations chosen to participate out of 2,800 applicants.  In the press release, Kelly said that she’s “very proud to be part of a national tradition and to be representing Canine Companions”.

Kinnick in Boulder City, NevadaKelly has raised Kinnick since he was eight weeks old, preparing him for a life of service to an individual with a disability. As a volunteer puppy raiser, she provides Kinnick with basic training and socialization opportunities, along with a lot of love.

Kinnick will return to Canine Companions in May and begin six months of professional training with staff instructors. Then, if he displays the right temperament and skills, he will graduate as an assistance dog.

Canine Companions assistance dogs are trained in up to 50 commands to help people with limited mobility accomplish everyday, practical tasks. The dogs can open and close doors and drawers, activate light switches, retrieve dropped objects and more.  For more information on the organization, visit www.cci.org.

The Current Week’s Happenings

National Park Service to Partially Close River Mountains Loop Trail

Cooler weather has us all...[Read more...]

Art In The Park 2021 is Coming Soon!

Yep, it’s fall again in...[Read more...]

Boulder City High School in Boulder City, Nevada

Homecoming Week at Boulder City High School

UPDATE: This story has been...[Read more...]

Joy Hatch Finds Happiness – and Success – in Rodeo

Joy Hatch is an 18-year-old...[Read more...]

Missing Man Formation Flyover

Yesterday you may have heard or...[Read more...]

Tiffany Haddish in Town Working on New Film

You may have noticed the public...[Read more...]

Boulder City Mounted Patrol Adds New Mustang

The Boulder City Police...[Read more...]

Fan Photo: Pollinator About Town by Destiny Maynard

Today’s gorgeous fan photo...[Read more...]

Wurst Festival 2021 Boulder City, Nevada

Wurst Festival Returns on September 25th

The 25th Annual Wurst Festival is...[Read more...]

Central Market Ration Card

Today is Grandparents Day and we...[Read more...]

View Past Town Happenings