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Proud Service Dog In-Training Visits Disneyland and Becomes Internet Star

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What better place to attend a field trip than at “the happiest place on earth?” A trip to Disneyland would be any student’s dream.

But magical — and educational — excursions aren’t just for students of the human variety. Puppies in training love Mickey’s house, too.

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.”

The dogs are raised by volunteers during their training, and even get to go on fun outings to see how well they will do in different environments.

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One of those outings just so happened to be an adventure to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. During the spring of 2018, several CCI canines in-training visited the park, according to CBS News.

More recently, volunteer Ashley Wilt took the pup she’s been raising for his visit with some favorite characters.

Elijah is training to be a full-time service dog. Wilt took him to Disneyland to see how well he would do among large crowds.

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Several photos posted to Wilt’s Instagram account, Adventures in Puppy Raising, revealed Elijah did just fine indeed.

 

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Elijah was so proud to sport his “first visit” pin around Disneyland! Okay, last of the Disney pics for now…?

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“He is loving. He is loyal. He is sweet,” Wilt wrote in a post to commemorate Elijah’s 1st birthday in May 2018. “I have so much confidence in his future and I feel so lucky to be the one to witness all of his dreams.”

And it appears Elijah’s dreams came true at the place where, well, dreams come true! His trip to Disneyland was nothing less than magical!

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From cuddling with Cinderella to snuggling against Winnie the Pooh, Elijah seemed to have no problem meeting new friends and being on his best behavior.

He even sat for a caricature, waiting patiently as the artist created a perfect rendering of the faithful dog.

Whoever ends up with Elijah as their forever pal is no doubt going to thank their lucky stars. What a wonderful and loyal friend he is, and so good to pose for photos!

We wish Elijah all the best as he soon moves on toward his future as a service dog. According to Wilt, Elijah will leave her loving arms and face the world beginning Feb. 15, 2019.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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