D.O.B. May 25, 2017
Breed: Labrador/Golden Retriever Mix
Trained by: Canine Companions for Independence
Hobbies: Meeting and visiting with new people, comforting children and playing cards and games.
Facility Dog Kuzco II was one of seven puppies born on May 25, 2017 to his parents, Meeko and Fitz, in Santa Rosa, California. Kuzco was raised in Springfield, Missouri until he was eighteen months old by his volunteer puppy raisers. At eighteen months old he returned to the Dallas/Irving campus of Canine Companions to begin his professional training.
Kuzco is a member of the multi-disciplinary team at the James M. Barrie Center for Children, Inc., Etowah County Children’s Advocacy Center. Kuzco was a Specifically bred and trained by CCI, a certified assistance dog organization that is a member of Assistance Dogs International. Kuzco was placed with Patricia and Betty on November 8, 2019.
Kuzco II is a service trained facility dog that works with clients in a criminal justice setting. Kuzco II uses his commands and behaviors to specialize in assisting crime victims, witnesses and others during stressful stages of the legal proceedings including accompaniment during interviews and court hearings.