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Service dog in training goes wild over chance to meet Pluto in Disneyland

/ Source: Today

With a cartoony name like "Ace," this service dog seemed destined to one day meet his Disney hero, Pluto.

Ace got to pay a visit to his canine idol while on a training outing to Disneyland, according to Guide Dogs of America volunteer Sandy Steinblums.

The result? Probably the cutest thing we've seen this week. The young pup can barely contain his excitement as he nuzzles with Mickey Mouse's famous pooch.

After a Disney fan community posted the video on Facebook, Steinblums chimed in to quiet some commenters concerned about the dog's rowdy behavior. Guide dogs are generally trained to be more reserved.

"This puppy is one I raised (as a volunteer) for Guide Dogs of America," Steinblums wrote. "He is training to be a guide dog for the blind. We went to Disneyland for a few hours as a socialization experience — what you didn't see after the 14-15 seconds video where he settled in a down was his down/stay for a few minutes while Pluto tried to break his stay."

So don't blame Ace for being excited; after all, he's still a pup-in-training. Steinblums wrote it will be six to nine more months of training before he's paired with a human partner.

"That is my boy and I am proud of him and love the Disney characters for being so kind and helpful!" she wrote.

Take that, angry commenters!