Ripley is another great example of how dogs can be man’s best friend. He was raised at our facility until about six months of age, at this point he was transported to a facility in California. After spending some time there he was adopted to a family in southern California that happened to have a little girl. Ripley soon fell in love with this girl, and became her best friend and protector. Their bond became so strong, that Ripley would jump the five foot fence surrounding their home, and run to school to wait outside the classroom for the girl. Ripley would then walk her home from school, happy that his friend was home to play. Ripley entails what our values strive to be, to add value to others. http://www.oakhillgenetics.com/values/
Foundation of Biomedical Research (www.fbresearch.org) has been kind enough to provide us with the valuable information written in the above article. Medical Research is often misunderstood due to the limited amount of information shared to the public so this is one way we can partner with FBR in helping to educate and share the facts of Medical Research and how much it has advanced science and medicine for animals and mankind.
Socialized and happy dogs are very important to us here at Oak Hill Genetics. Each dog is played with regularly and one of the people that is integral to our team is Philip. One of the things that is important in socializing is starting the interaction properly at a young age. This is what Philip does. Philip is a young man that has Down Syndrome. Philip loves his job playing with puppies. One of the things he struggles with is grasping the passage of time. Instead of watching the clock, Philip has a sand timer that he follows to know how long he should play with each puppy. When the sand timer runs out Philip selects another puppy and rubs its belly and holds it close until the timer is up again. He will do this for hours on end if we allow him. We are very happy to have Philip on our team and see the joy and fulfillment it brings to his life! Each person has a gift and Philip has a special connection with animals.
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