Training Pupdates

Training pupdate with Camden and Deana

Catching up with Camden and Deana 3-8-18

The first couple of weeks with Camden has been a whirlwind experience unlike what I could have imagined!  Being afforded the opportunity to be at NBC's TODAY Show and on the Megyn Kelly show was exciting Camden sitting in a tiny Adirondack chair at the local LL bean.and something I never thought I would do.  Taking Camden to the WBAL-TV studio a few times now has been nothing short of a welcoming and positive experience for both her and I.  The enthusiasm of the station anchors and other staff is contagious!  

From the moment I received Camden on Feb 26th, she has amazed me.  This little bundle of energy has handled every situation with a lovely level of confidence.  From bouncing into the WBAL-TV studio, to rolling around on the ground with the Baltimore Ravens mascot, to making a visit to local businesses, Camden gives it her all!  Be sure to check back for future updates. Also, keep up with daily activities on our Instagram page. 

Camden in the snow 3-8-18

Wknd editorial about VetDogs 3-4-18

WBAL-TV puppy name revealed 2-28-18

Name teaser 2-28-18

Check in with the class of 2018 3-1-18

Charlie and Stacy visit TODAY 2-28-18

Name reveal for TODAY puppy 2-27-18

Class of 2019 visits Megyn Kelly

Announcement of Class of 2019 2-26-18

Meet Camden

Hi everyone!  I'm CAMDEN, the new puppy at WBAL-TV NBC Baltimore.  I’m representing the great city of Baltimore with my puppy raiser Deana.  I know I’m in good hands – she was puppy raising Smudge, Black lab pup Camden sitting with a service dog vest.who’s an Internet star thanks to The Dodo.  I can’t wait for us to start working together.  I’m going to be a service dog when I grow up and one day will help a veteran with disabilities live without boundaries.  There’s so much to see and do in Baltimore – I’m getting my “walking paws” ready.  If you see us out and about, please stop by to say hello!  Be sure to watch us every week on WBAL-TV and give me a follow on my Instagram account

Birthday: January 2, 2018
Mom: Muffin (Yellow Labrador Retriever)
Dad: Pancho (Black Labrador Retriever)
Siblings: Seven brothers and sisters (5 yellow male, 1 black male, 1 black female)
This little lady has a spunky personality and is very curious.

Meet Deana Stone

Deana Stone grew up moving around the United States every couple of years, depending on where the Coast Guard stationed her family.  After graduating high school in Gig Harbor, Washington, she. joined the Air Force and served for 20 years. During her first 12 years, she worked as a military working dog handler and trainer, and spent the last eight years of her commitment as a Deana with the black Lab Baltimore pup.paralegal.  Deana met her husband Jim while in service; the couple was married in 1993.  Jim and Deana have a 12-year old-daughter, Leah.  

After Jim Stone retired from the Air Force, the family settled in Burke, Virginia.  Soon after, Deana met a Guide Dog Foundation puppy raiser, and she knew that she wanted to get involved with puppy raising.  In addition to raising puppies for the Foundation, Deana was also tapped to be a group leader and area coordinator, helping to oversee and support the National Capital Region puppy raising group.  In October 2017, Deana became a Guide Dog Foundation employee as a puppy program representative for the Washington, DC, area. She continues to volunteer as a puppy raiser.  

In August 2017, Deana began raising future guide dog Smudge, a popular star on the social media platform The Dodo. Deana and Smudge create monthly live videos about puppy raising and training for The Dodo and the Guide Dog Foundation. 

Deana volunteered to be the puppy raiser for the upcoming NBC Class of 2019 “puppy with a purpose” program. She appreciates the opportunity to share her love of puppy raising and helping others. 

Get your Puppy with a Purpose

Photo of a black and yellow plush Lab toy with an AVD vest.