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Tilly is my personal Service Dog and the most loving member of the family. 


She never meets a stranger, loves treats, toys, belly rubs, and usually more treats. Her best friend is our autistic son whom she seems to have unlimited patience with. They will happily play in mud, puddles, and piles of leaves together!


With at least one bed (two in my office) in every room of the house, Tilly might be a little spoiled, but she deserves it. Why? Because she’s smart, funny, goofy, patient, kind, and is very good at keeping the squirrels on the other side of the fence. 


Tilly has completed all of her OFA health clearances, as well as extensive genetic testing. Her records are public on the OFA database and can be seen here! Tilly received her CHIC program number!


  • Hips: Good  

  • Elbows: Normal 

  • Thyroid: Normal 

  • Advanced Cardiac: Normal 

  • Eyes: Normal 


Extensive genetic testing was performed and the results are:


  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-prcd): Clear

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy - Golden Retriever 1 (GR-PRA 1): Clear

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy - Golden Retriever 2 (GR-PRA2): Clear

  • Ichthyosis: Carrier (not affected)

  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis - Golden Retriever (NCL-GR): Clear

  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD): Clear

  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Clear

  • Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB): Clear

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta OI-BBD: Clear

  • Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy (SAN) - Clear

  • Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) - Clear



Her pedigree is available on K9Data which you can find here.


Tilly is a PTSD service dog, has her AKC Canine Good Citizen. I plan to have her CGC-A and CGC-U completed as soon as possible. 

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