Dogs of Wilkes: Meet Air Force ROTC Cadet Kuvo

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Paula Andrews, administrative assistant in the Air Force ROTC office at Wilkes, has a furry friend who helps her in her administrative duties. Kuvo, a 15-year-old rescue, joined Andrews’ family in 2007. Now, he’s in the ranks of Wilkes ROTC students, visiting them on campus for a belly scratch or a quick game of fetch. He even has his own camo vest with nameplate to go with the military atmosphere. Even though training can be ruff, Kuvo is up to the challenge.

Name, age and breed of dog:

Kuvo is 15 years old. He’s a Pomeranian/Keeshond mix.

How did you come up with his name?

By accident. When I adopted him, his name was Kovu, from The Lion King. Somehow I got it backwards and called him “Kuvo”. The name stuck!

Where did you rescue Kuvo from?

I adopted Kuvo from the Pike County Animal Shelter. The shelter rescued him from a facility in Lancaster when he was slated to be euthanized.

Kuvo with his mom, Paula Andrews.

Does your dog have any special training?

Professional food taster. Also has a lick’er license.

What is dog’s favorite spot on campus?

He has many favorite spots:  Going for walks along the Gateway, chasing his ball down the hallway and napping under my desk.

What is your and your dog’s favorite thing to do at Wilkes?

Playing fetch with the cadets.

Do you bring your dog to campus, your office or to class? How do students react?

Kuvo loves to join me at the Air Force ROTC offices on Thursday, when the cadets have class.  He always brings a smile and a laugh to anyone who sees him.

What is your dog’s favorite treat?

Anything except for toothpaste!

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