Kayla

Kayla is a female Labrador Retriever born on 5/13/06

Do you have any canine housemates?

Yes, I have two sisters, Sibley and Sand, and four brothers, Bailey, Dude, Toby, and Billie.

How did you join your family?

My mom saw me in the stray room upstairs at The Anti-Cruelty Society when she was at work. She came in on her day off to see if I was still there; when I was she took me home.

Do you have any “jobs”? Tell us about them and what you like most about them.

I am mom’s service dog. I help make sure that she doesn’t lose her balance when she has a bad day. I also get to compete in Obedience, Rally-O, and Dock Dogs (my favorite).

Do you have any “hobbies”?

I am the resident moth catcher. I love chasing after them and catching them.

Do you do any tricks? What is your favorite?

I have lots of tricks, that’s how I got the name “wonder dog”. If I had to pick one or two, I really like “Zoom!” and “Spread ‘em”.

What is your favorite toy?

Hands down my bumper, but a close second is the Chase It.

What is your favorite treat?

I love cheese and broccoli. Apples are way up there too!

What do you like to do when your parents aren’t home?

I keep lookout, I also try to help my brother Dude pull things off the counter as mom locks us out of the kitchen.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about your work with Safe Humane Chicago or anything else?

I really dig the roll calls with the Police Officers and showing off for the guys at IYC.