This might be the most amazing thing ever to happen at Disneyland. Yeah there are engagements and other cute things but have you ever seen a set a more happy doggos?!
These awesome labs are a part of the Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit from California that looks to help people that need pups in their life. And what better way to get them acclimated to people than to take them to a place with a bunch of people, Disneyland!
They are in the midst of their training and this little field trip was made to improve their socialization skills.
Kendra Clark told The Dodo:
“Disneyland is the perfect place to socialize our puppies to crowds, loud noises, different sights and smells, and different kinds of people.”
Clark helped to bring this field trip to fruition. It’s safe to say that these guys passed the Disneyland test with flying colors, making all sorts of friends. Also headsup, there are no photos with Goofy so be prepared for about 3% of disappointment.
Clark went onto say:
“The pups absolutely loved walking around the park. They posed in photos with their Mickey ears and ate up all the attention they drew from the crowds.”
The dogs meeting all the friends that they could though, I’m surprised how much they enjoyed that part. Their training must be working because they are trying to comfort even the costumed characters!
Clark said, “Seeing how happy they got when they met the characters sure was a treat! The characters were almost as excited as the dogs were to say hello!”
Nicole Brown tweeted a photo of the happy doggos and of course it caught fire and went a tad viral.
Yesterday Disney Land had a service dog field trip. If this isn’t the cutest thing pic.twitter.com/fGmrjqf3ln
— Nicole Brown (@NicoleTatum26) March 30, 2018
She also talked to The Dodo and said:
“I have always been a dog person, specifically Labs and golden retrievers. But to see them at Disneyland with Mickey Mouse ears was the cutest thing. You could tell they were so happy to be there. They were loving all of the attention they were getting from both tourists and the Disney characters.”
The group plans to come back more due to the success. It seems like it really helped everyone involved mutually.
“As puppy raisers, part of our job is educating the public about service dogs and Canine Companions’ mission. So it was really wonderful that the crowds were not only incredibly interested in our service pups in training, but also so respectful of the fact that they were working.”
You can take a look at Canine Companions for Independence’s site and learn more about the puppers in training.