Bosco is a one year old Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.  We do have any information about Bosco’s background before he was brought to the shelter. It can only be assumed that Bosco was rescued from an unfit home because of his severe separation anxiety.  When the WBF trainer went to evaluate him, Bosco latched onto her leg and would not let go.  If someone came into the evaluation room and left; he would intently watch the door waiting for them to come back.  Because of the severity of his separation anxiety Bosco had to be put on a medication to help calm his nerves.  From what the trainer saw, she was skeptical at first as to whether he would make a good fit for WBF’s program.  As she spent more time with him she started to realize many of his amazing qualities.  He was very attentive and treat motivated, always wanted to be by someone’s side, and was one big teddy bear!  Seeing the potential in Bosco, the trainer decided to adopt him into Warriors’ Best Friend’s bootcamp training program.  Since then Bosco has been completely weaned off of his medication for separation anxiety and is one of our most promising service dogs in training!  Bosco has been a blessing to our program.  No matter how rough of a day you have, he will always get you to smile!  We look forward to continuing to watch him grow in his training and are even more excited for the day we find him his forever home.

Dog Updates

4Nov
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Bosco and his new soldier Corey continue to train together. Bosco does such a great job following through on all his commands he is given by Corey. When he's finished he gets a much deserved hug.Read More >>
24Oct
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One of the things our service dogs learn to do while going through our training program is how to perform commands off leash. Here you will see that our Beautiful Bosco does it with great ease and confidence. We are so proud of him!Read More >>
15Oct
Someone must have tickled Boscos funny bone because he got very silly after the day was through. Bosco is a happy loving dog that makes everyone smile when they see him.Read More >>

Our Other Dogs

Meet Fiona, also known as Princess Fiona! She is a beautiful 2-year-old Mastiff/ Mix.  Fiona's favorite things include playing with her buddy Vince, water and eating food!  Food being number one!

Freedom is a 10 month old male red Labrador Retriever.

Meet Gabbie! Gabbie is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois Mix.

Gunther is a one year old Labrador/Retriever mix.  He was adopted by a man who unfortunately hurt his hip and was unable to take care of Gunther any longer.

Ivan is a one year old, Plott Hound/Pointer mix.  He was found as a stray outside Belton, MO and was taken to the shelter but his family never came for him.

Janie is a yellow lab mix about two years old. She was found wandering on the beach by Jacksonville Animal Control.

Josh is a 2 year old male yellow Labrador Retriever.  He came as an owner surrender.  His owner died unexpectedly, and his owner's brother couldn't keep the dog so he donated him.

Kiya is a 1 year old female mix.  We don't really know what she is, probably some mix of lab, doberman, and collie.  She was rescued from animal control as a young puppy by the London Sanctuary.