Hope flowers

Meet K-9 Hope and Celebrate Her Birthday!

Hope is a golden retriever, and Waubonsee's a specially trained Comfort K-9. Come meet Hope and her handler, Officer Ramirez, outside Collins Hall by Huntoon Lake. As well as getting a picture with Hope (and a few cuddles and head pats), celebrate with us as Hope turns seven years old! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 12pm to 1pm

Collins Hall (COL), near Huntoon Lake

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

Hope the comfort K-9 giving someone a high-five


Golden Retriever
DOB: August 22, 2017

Hope's Background:

Hope is a specially trained Comfort K-9 that offers emotional support to help people cope with difficult situations, reduce anxiety and stress, and improve their overall well-being and emotional resilience. She is teamed up with her handler, Officer Danny Ramirez, a trained member of the IL Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T). Working together, their goal is to have a positive impact on Waubonsee’s students, faculty, and staff.

Fun Facts:

Hope loves doing tricks for her favorite treats, Bacon Beggin' Strips, and playing with her Sheepadoodle brother. She enjoys trotting along on walks in the sun, but is equally happy making snow angels in the winter.

K-9 Hope Appearance Request Form

Hope Photo Gallery