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Meet: Tango, a new four-legged Beloiter

January 28, 2014


Name: Tango

Occupation: OccuPaws guide dog in training.

Hometown/residence: I was born at Sun-Golden Kennels in Edgerton, Wis., and then spent several months living and learning in Oshkosh, Wis. before moving to Beloit in early January to train with professor Kristin Bonnie--you may see me with her on campus.

What’s on your desert island jukebox? Elvis, “Jailhouse Rock;” The Shangri-Las, “Leader of the Pack;” Bill Withers, “Lean on Me.”

Favorite meal? My kibble. I'm not allowed to eat anything else, especially people food.

What do you do in your free time? When I’m not working, I’m just a well-behaved pet. I like to wrestle with the other dog at home, chew on bones, go on walks, and snuggle.

Any advice? Although I'm super cute and love to meet new people, please ask the human who is with me if it’s OK to say hello, and how to do it. I’m often working (i.e. learning the rules of being a guide dog), and so sometimes I won’t be able to stop and say hello. I know it can be tough to ignore me, but it’d sure help if you could try (and I'll do my best to ignore you too)!

Who are your heroes? My cousin, Apple, who attended Beloit College in 2011 and is now a working guide dog in Monticello, Wis.

What are you most looking forward to? Learning all I can about how to be the best dog I can be, and hopefully one day being eyes for someone who needs me. For now, I’m pretty excited about being in college!