First Time Raiser Turned Corporate Sponsor

Published in: Update - Issue 2 - 2017 »   
Angela Links lies in front of a white photo background, smiling. Her right arm is around yellow Labrador Murphy Fox, who is lying in front of Angela looking at the camera with his mouth open. He is wearing his blue Future Leader Dog bandanna

Angela and FLD Murphy Fox

Angela Links started her journey at Leader Dog as an on-campus volunteer in 2013. She soon knew that her next step would be to become a puppy raiser. So, on August 24, 2015, Angela brought home Future Leader Dog (FLD) Murphy Fox. After six months of adventure with the sweet, silly, goofball of a FLD, she was hooked. Angela even found a way to fit Leader Dog into her busy schedule which included building a real estate business. In 2016, since partnering with Home & Land Real Estate East, Angela regularly reduces her listing commission for Leader Dog employees and volunteers, as well as anyone willing to make a donation to Leader Dog. She also gives to Leader Dog by making a donation with every property she closes. To date she has achieved over 15% of her fundraising goal of $20,000.

Black Labrador puppy Jaxson Bear sits neatly in front of a white photo background. He is wearing his blue Future Leader Dog bandanna

FLD Jaxson Bear at five months. He will return to
Leader Dog on July 29 to start his formal training.

Angela is currently raising her second puppy, Jaxson Bear, and is overwhelmingly proud that Murphy Fox graduated and is working with a client in Wisconsin. When asked why she continues to support Leader Dog, Angela said, “Leader Dog has changed my life in so many ways—being a puppy raiser and corporate sponsor is the least I can do in return.” Angela is committed to being a lifelong raiser and volunteer.

For more information on Angela, or to learn more about her services, visit You can also follow Angela’s Instagram dedicated to raising Future Leader Dogs at