I have been waiting for almost 2 years to receive a call from a local service dog program (United Disability Services) to tell me they have found my new partner and that time finally came in November! They told me they'd like me to meet a few dogs and there was Charlie... we connected immediately and from there it was history. I started training here and there for brief periods of time, but as of January 14th we started our 1 on 1 training. So far so good! Once we complete our training we will have to pass a Public Access Test so that he will be an official working service dog. He will do many things for me, some of which include: picking things up, opening/closing doors, pulling things like shirts and socks off, safety, support, and independence (to name just a few). I am so excited to have him in my life and can't wait to bless others with him.
The program that raised him requires only $5,000 be paid to them (when in reality it costs over $20,000 to get him to where he is today) so that is what I am aiming for here. I also need a fence to be put up at my new house so that he can romp and play safely. Charlie is a big boy (95 pounds!) and has need for lots of food, big beds, and treats that will also be purchased with these funds.
Thank you for giving towards a match made in Heaven!
P.S. Please note that any gifts over $300 will receive a gift certificate for a 1 hour photo shoot in Lititz by me!