Court House Facility Dog

Meet Apple!  Apple joined our CAC team in November of 2018 as our Courthouse Facility Dog.    Apple went through a rigorous 2 years of training with Duo Dogs in St. Louis to make up here to us in McHenry County.

Per Duo’s website:

Duo’s uniquely-trained facility dogs do important community work that impacts people of all ages, all over the world. These amazing animals are placed with client organizations and provide support when it’s needed most.  They work within the legal system to comfort victims during forensic interviews or even stay nearby when they testify in court

Anna is Apple’s primary handler and together they conduct the majority of the forensic interviews here in McHenry County.  Apple has assisted in over 1,000 interviews.  However, she has helped and met many, many more friends than that by accompanying children to court preparation meetings and attending MDT meetings.

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The CAC is grateful to Aussie Pet Mobile – NW Chicagoland, for their generous donation of all of Apple’s grooming needs.  Every 8 weeks the Pet Mobile pulls up to the Center, the amazing and caring staff greet Apple, take their time to pamper her and she’s back to work with her Golden Glow!  Thank you Aussie Pet Mobile!

We are very lucky to partner with Huntley Animal Care, who has sponsored Apple and will be covering all of her veterinary needs! Not only have they covered her preventative care they also have sponsors lined up to cover Apple’s flea, tick, heart worm prevention medicine as well as her food supply.  Thank you Huntley Animal Care! Capture