Rank: Founder and OG

IMG_1560Bolo is Laura & Aric Murray’s personal Black Labrador and is the inspiration for The Rescue for PTSD!  Bolo was originally trained as a companion and hunting partner.  He learned a lot of his good behaviors as a puppy from watching his big brother Jackson, the Murray’s Chocolate Lab.  The concept of a new dog, Tuve – the very first service-dog-in-training for Team R4PTSD – learning from the well-trained Bolo is how The Rescue was born.

WaitingBolo UKC ribbonBolo loves to retrieve, and spent his younger years retrieving pheasant at group hunts as well as participating in Hunt Tests – an event at which the natural ability and training of hunting dogs are evaluated against a written standard.  He has spent a lot of time at horse shows, hiking in West Texas and Colorado, and going with Aric & Laura wherever they went.
PedernalesFalls_RockStopIt seemed selfish to not share the love and affection of such a great dog, so Laura became certified with Bolo as a Therapy Team.  They have visited Senior Living Centers to brighten the days of others.  The smiles and joy Bolo has brought to the residents was additional inspiration for starting the Rescue.  We hope that all of the dogs we adopt will become Therapy Dogs as part of their training & socialization, spreading happiness wherever they go!

Laura and Thearpy PupIMG_0167Bolo has helped his Rescue “siblings” learn the ropes of being a great companion and Therapy Dog. He has made us all so proud and grateful for his presence and love.

Bolo ATD certificate                     Bolo AKC certificate