It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Peter LaFleur. Peter was a member of ELDOTC for almost 40 years, as well as a loving supporter of That Newfoundland Place in Coventry, CT. He cared tremendously about ELDOTC and participated by attending club meetings,holding the office of Club Treasurer for 30 years, and being an assistant trainer in our classes. Peter was always a true animal lover, starting off by raising and training German Shepherds, then Rottweilers, and later Newfoundlands. Peter and his beloved Newfoundland, Venus the Therapy Dog, were often guests of our Beginner Classes, and would demonstrate "what a well-trained dog looks like." Recently, Peter and his wife, Jeanne, adopted another Newfoundland, Nodin, a dog that needed a lot of TLC from the start. Nodin was incredibly lucky to find a wonderful home with Peter and Jeanne, and is now a very happy, healthy dog.
Peter, thank you for all that you have done for ELDOTC and the countless dogs you have helped along the way. We will miss you so much.