Mina Brouillette was a beloved puppy raiser that had been a part of our community for many years, she passed away in early August. Her and her husband, Jack, helped raise 5 dogs for Canine Partners of the Rockies, Arie, Kit, Uly, Mason and Rosie, who went on to become a breeder dog and still lives with Jack. Below we'd like to share part of her obituary;
"After she retired in 2012, she and Jack volunteered as puppy raisers with Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR), Aurora, CO. They raised five service dogs for physically disabled Colorado residents. Early on, CaPR identified one of her puppies, Rosie, as being of superior physical and temperamental quality. CaPR decided that rather than continuing her training as a service dog, she should be used as a breeder. Rosie whelped 24 pups, most of whom have become fully trained service dogs.
Rosie is well-regarded among service dog organizations across the country. In 2019 she was retired and given to us. For eight years, Mina found it very self-satisfying to witness how the dogs have helped the disabled live more independent lives, lives that most of us take for granted. Mina spent her entire adult life helping others, especially the disadvantaged, first as an occupational therapist and later as a puppy raiser."
We don't have the words to express how much gratitude we hold for Mina and Jack. The work and love they poured into each dog they raised is truly amazing. She was loved by our entire community of staff, volunteers and clients. Our hearts go out to Jack and their family during this time.
If you'd like to learn more about Mina and the amazing life she led, visit here to view her obituary.