Meet Aspen! Aspen was whelped at Guide Dogs of America and is a full Labrador Retriever born on May 5th, 2021. She is named after Colorado’s native tree because of her beautiful gold coat that reminds us of the aspen trees that change colors when fall starts.
Aspen, known as quaking aspen, are Colorado’s only widespread, native, deciduous tree. Colorado has more Aspen trees in thicker concentrations than anywhere else in the U.S. covering 5 million acres of Colorado’s forested land.
Aspens also provide the Centennial State’s only real fall colors, turning a brilliant gold in the short period between the end of summer and the first snows of autumn.