Golden Kolbe on the Job

Dunn family gets new working dog
New dog replaces Monte who suffered a stroke earlier this year
The Chronicle

Set back by a sad turn of events, the Dunn family is moving ahead one paw at a time. Jacob Dunn, a Grade 2 student at Aldborough Public School with autism has been working with his new dog Kolby. Kolby replaces Monte, a chocolate lab that suffered a stroke this summer.National Service Dogs Canada moved Jacob to the top of the list for recipients of a new dog which he received in August. One of Monte’s key functions will be to keep Jacob from bolting away, giving father, Scott and mother Linda help supervising their son. “I get emotional every time I talk about National Service Dogs,” said Linda. “They have done so much for us.”

Kolby, a 17-month-old golden retriever, is tethered to Jacob to keep him from bolting. “He’s settled in wonderfully with the family,” said Linda.

“It was so traumatic when Monte left,” she said. Kolby was allowed to come home earlier in training to fill the void for Jacob, who still calls Kolby, Monte. “He’s settled in wonderfully with the family,” said Linda. “It was so traumatic when Monte left,” she said.

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