by Laura Pintaine
Walk into any grocery store with a properly attired service dog puppy and eyes turn towards you. Reactions vary depending upon the customer. Some might consider, “what an admirable act to raise a dog for a disabled person,” while others might be thinking “I could never give up a puppy I’ve raised.” Others might just study you closely, trying to assess the disability you might have that warrants a service dog. Being judged by the public is just one of the trials and tribulation of being a Canine Partners of the Rockies, Inc. (CaPR) service dog puppy-raiser.