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

10Jun
\ It was such a beautiful day that Bosco was able to do some training outside. He loves the fresh air and all the action around him. Bosco is such a sweet boy. He will make a wonderful service dog for a well deserving soldier some day!Read More >>

Our Other Dogs

Meet Oliver, he is a one and a half year old Great Dane/ Lab mix!  He is 60lbs of pure cuteness! Oliver was brought into the shelter as a stray but his stay was very short.

Onyx is a 9 month old female black lab mix. She was found as a young puppy abandoned on the streets with her sister, Chinook. Both girls were nursed back to health in North Carolina.

Piper Renee is a one year old Boxer/Mix with a beautiful brindle coloring.

Pop is a 2 year old male lab mix. He was rescued and brought in for an evaluation. Pop gets his name from his tendency to spring into the air off all fours in his kennel.

Say hello to Princess! She is a sweet three-year-old Terrier/mix adopted from Great Plains SPCA.

Sadie is a 2 year old female yellow lab. She was surrendered by her owner and finally made it to us in Jacksonville. Sadie is a complete sweetheart and loves to give lots of kisses.

Shadow is a 2 1/2 year old female Beauceron mix. She was picked up by animal control and rescued by Pet Angel Rescue.  Shadow is a sweet and loving dog and is very responsive to her handler.

Tigger is a one year old Shepherd Mix.  He is 80lbs of pure love!  Tigger has such a beautiful and caring personality.  He always wants to be by your side and remind you he is there for you.