Kirby (Anorien's Surprise Party, CGC, TDI) -- was born May 2, 2002 and acquired by Joann when he was 3. He was a retired show dog and had previously competed in the AKC and ASCA conformation rings.

Kirby (formally known as 'Gambler') earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen status on November 10, 2005 and was certified through Delta Society's Pet Partner program from 2006-2008. In 2008, Kirby earned his certification through Therapy Dogs International.

Kirby lived up to the 'velcro' dog image of the aussie and absolutely adored all people. He also adored a B-A-L-L (shush, we must spell it) and would have made a great soccer goalie.

Kirby has been featured in both print ads and a local television commercial and has retired from assisting with clients.

Kirby passed away in February of 2014.  He is sorely missed.