Facility Dog

Doyne Health Sciences Center 329

(501) 450-5569

Nibs is a 7 year old Labrador/Golden Retriever crossbreed that was bred, raised, & trained to be a service dog by Canine Companions for Independence. She was born in California & moved to sunny Florida at 8 weeks to be raised by a volunteer puppy raiser. At approximately 15 months of age, Nibs moved to the advanced training center in Orlando, Florida for 6-9 months of continued training. There she learned to perform over 40 commands, including opening doors, retrieving dropped items, & “visiting” clients by placing her head on their laps. During the 2-week participant training, Nibs was matched with Dr. Tracey Zeiner, OTD, OTR/L. Dr. Zeiner graduated with Nibs on Valentine’s Day 2014, and Nibs made her new home in Arkansas where she has worked with adults with developmental disabilities. She loves treats, especially carrots, & is great at cuddling. Nibs is excited to become a part of the UCA Occupational Therapy Program!