ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, the not-for-profit located in the Winsted/ Torrington area, has conducted two Team Training Sessions this fall, in October and in December, placing five Service Dogs and two Facility Dogs. The sessions were unusual in that the five Service Dogs placed were Successor Dogs – five amazing canines stepping into the paw prints of the five amazing Service Dogs who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge during the past twelve months. Carolyn Sires of Branford and West Haven, and her first ECAD Canine, Blue, were known throughout the state for their advocacy work on behalf of Veterans. Service Dog Victory will continue to work alongside Sires in this capacity. She is shown working with her new assistant.