I'm Arona.

I am an 18 month old Golden Lab, and a release dog from Canine Companions for Independence.  I love to run and play with people and other dogs - but I also enjoy working with children and adults of all ages.  I learned a lot of special skills while traning with Canine Companions for Independence, and you would be amazed by skills and abilities.

Things I Have Learned from Humans:  It is important to be a good listener.  Both humans and dogs can learn so much by simply lending an ear.

Things My Owner Has Learned from Me:  Patience.  There is a time for work, and also a time for play.

Favorite Trick:  I can retrieve a ball and bring it right back to you.

Favorite Treat:  Play time!

Make No Bones About It... I Am a Great Therapy Dog Because:  I am intitutive, well-mannered, kind, gentle and loving.  Plus, I love to wear my vest and go to work.   When I put it on, all I can think about is "Oh the Places We'll Go!"

My Favorite Places to Visit:  Achievement Center, Erie School District (CHAMPS Program), Pleasant Ridge Manor East & Girard, Brookside Homes.  My volunteer handlers are named Sandy and Jim.

When we succeed, you succeed.  For a $50 donation, you can sponsor Arona.  Click here to see how!