We got really lucky--and were give the opportunity to adopt Jaba, an 8 year old black lab/golden retriever mix. He is the absolute sweetest dog I have ever been around and is super gentle with the Doodle. He is well behaved, knows almost 100 commands, potty trained, etc. He loves to cuddle and is already a huge part of our family. The Doodle actually is engaged by him and loves to throw his toy. The Doodle also likes Jaba's dog bed for some reason and likes to hang out and watch tv in there....
Jimmy loves him too and has been taking really good care of him. Even big Jim is a fan....as skeptical as he was at first to try another dog.
Jaba was released and retired because his disabled owner that he had for years thought she was feeding him and giving him water but was not...and he got really sick and lost over 20 pounds. The Canine Companion people took him back, nursed him back to health and retired him from service.
Jaba is the perfect dog for us....almost too good to be true.