Meet Puppy #20,000 – Legacy!

Legacy is sitting in front of a Leader Dog photo backdrop (white with the Leader Dog logo repeated in blue, orange and green). He looks like an adult dog and is still a reddish yellow color. He's wearing the blue Future Leader Dog bandana and looking up at the camera with a serious face.Say hello to Leader Dog Legacy – the dog who wore puppy tag #20,000! This adorable Labrador/golden cross is pictured in the photo album below with his puppy raisers, Erin, Kate and Eric, who are all guide dog mobility instructors at Leader Dog and who team-raised Legacy. Legacy has finished his training at Leader Dog and was matched with his forever person, Brett!

It’s a special day on campus when our clients meet their Leader Dog for the first time. The video below is the moment Brett found out Leader Dog Legacy was his match. Brett is a guest on our podcast, Taking the Lead, and you can join us to find out more about his life with Legacy!

 

Leader Dog Legacy met his match back in December 2021. They’ve now been working together for a few months. The video below is the moment Brett and Legacy meet for the first time.

In this video, Brett shares a little bit about his story. Listen to the podcast (below) to find out more!

How Legacy Got His Name

In the spring of 2020, 343 people voted on five possible names for this milestone puppy. But the scales were tipped to the name Legacy by a large number of votes from AAA – The Auto Club Group. “We are huge supporters of Leader Dog, so when we were working from home and saw the opportunity to vote on the name of puppy #20,000, we knew we had to jump on it,” says Megan Williams, Senior Vice President of HR for AAA. “The word ‘legacy’ is important to us because, like Leader Dog, our legacy is one of service. AAA has been a trusted advocate for the American public for over 100 years. Especially during the current national epidemic, we are glad that we bring peace of mind to our members.”

Legacy's Journey

Future Leader Dog Legacy's puppy raisers created an Instagram account for him while he was growing up. You can find pictures and updates on his life there!

You can still give in honor of Legacy and more puppies like him on their journeys to become trusted guide dogs. The partnership of someone who is blind with a Leader Dog is only possible because of incredible supporters like you.