The Daily Treat: 'Growing Up Fisher' Cast Adopts Labrador Retriever

The cast and crew of the NBC show will sponsor the pup's guide dog training

On the NBC sitcom Growing Up Fisher, J.K. Simmons portrays the blind patriarch of a family-of-four whose guide dog is a yellow Labrador named Mel. Off-screen, the cast and crew of the show are making Mel’s life a reality for one lucky person.

The show’s cast, which includes Jenna Elfman, and crew have adopted an 8 week old yellow Labrador retriever named Guf (an abbreviation for the show), and will sponsor his guide dog training until he can be paired with a visually impaired person, reports Today. The pooch will be cared for by a “puppy raiser” until the age of 18 months, at which time he’ll begin training at New York’s Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.

The decision to adopt Guf is a personal one for the show’s team, inspired by executive producer DJ Nash, whose own father is visually impaired and inspired the sitcom. “Getting a guide dog didn’t just change Dad’s life,” Nash said in a statement, “it changed our family’s life.”

Growing Up Fisher airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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