“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” –Martin Luther King Jr.
(We no longer own or breed Carolina Dogs but our passion for working with service dogs will never end. We are hopeful in the upcoming years that the Yakutian Laika will be a good match for people with certain disabilities.)
We got involved in the Carolina Dog because my service dog experience led me to looking for a breed that I could place dogs and puppies as service dog potential and that I would also enjoy showing. When I looked into the Carolina Dog they had service dog potential and the breed has a serious need for breeders to get involved.
While I am very proud of our show dogs, I am much more excited about being able to help change the lives of others.
These are some of the dogs we have placed as service dogs, we have several more to update when time allows.
Miss Chief X Atlas
What Dash's handler has to say about her....
"Dash is a Service Dog in training for her handler Caitlyn. Caitlyn suffers from an unknown seizure disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, hypoglycemia, and several other chronic illnesses. Dash has already begun task work to help Caitlyn in her independence. Thanks to NorthStar Carolina Dogs she is getting more and more independence from Dash."
Fawn X Jesse
Pixie was the sweetest little puppy ijn her litter. She also sadly had a tail injury due to rough play with a littermate. We donated Pixie to a service dog program where she quickly became a top prospect and is now a wonderful change to her handler's life.
Int SR CH-S,UKC GRCH NorthStar Orion Light NTD
Harlee X Atlas
Orion is a wonderful boy who has matured to be a little large for a Carolina Dog. He has a wonderful temperament and has done so much with us.
Orion is being placed in a service dog program for training and then to be matched with a disabled person who needs him most.
We miss this big smiling boy, but he is going to love his new journey and in the end will be able to really change the life some a deserving person.
Rey and siblings
Rey and her entire litter were donated to a service dog program as pups. It was chosen that Rey would go to a specific handler once that person was able to make room for her. Because of this I also got the joy to show Rey and still know her well.
He was my pick male from his litter and a hopeful show dog. Unfortunately it became clear his ears were not going to stand and we personally do not agree with taping or any other un-natural alteration on the Carolina Dog as it is a natural breed. So we found him the perfect home.
Kennedy is now a fully trained service dog to a wonderful veteran and we couldn't be happier with the end results for her and for him.
Harlee X Josey
Diesel is a service dog for Preston. What makes us most proud of Diesel is that he detects Preston's seizures. Diesel also helps Preston with other issues related to growing up with autism. We are very proud of Diesel and think Preston picked the perfect puppy for himself.
Simba, another NorthStar Carolina Dog also now lives with Preston and his family. Simba is also alerting and comforting Preston during his seizures as well.
Zelda X Jesse
Preston's other best friend, Simba.
Preston's smile and love for these dogs says it all.
Zelda X Jessie
Batman is now a service dog in training.
"Multi-CH NorthStar's American Sniper BCAT CGCA CGCU TKN"
Bunny X Logan
Hero was unfortunately taken way too young, but in his short years he was an amazing service dog. He was the first featured dog for AKC of the Carolina Dog breed. He was an amazing athlete and a professional model. Hero was a truly special dog and loved by so many. He does leave behind a legacy of one litter of beautiful puppies for his owner.
And I hear them saying,
"You'll never change things
And no matter what you do
It's still the same thing"
But it's not the world that I am changing
I do this so, this world will know
That it will not change me.