Dogs 4 Type 1 Diabetics
Diabetic Alert Dogs help their human partners maintain better control over their blood sugar levels, leading to improved short- and long-term health. My goal is to help teens in Cincinnati obtain Diabetic Alert Dogs. I am raising money to help Circle Tail, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides service and hearing dogs to people with disabilities, get another Diabetic Alert puppy and defray the cost of training, food and veterinary costs. It takes about two years to train a diabetic service dog before it can be placed with a family. All service dogs/diabetic alert dogs are donated to a person in need free of charge by Circle Tail. Trakr is our first puppy. ￼
Trakr will be trained to alert an individual with diabetes when their blood sugar level is too low. Trakr was named after the 9/11 rescue dog who helped find and save survivors out of the ruins of the world trade center. Thank you for your help in raising money for this cause and helping make a difference!
During our visit, we met their two newest puppies Rikka (Left) and Jaylah (Right) that will hopefully be trained as Diabetic Alert Dogs. We played with the two puppies and we learned great tips on dog training from Marlys Staley the Executive Director of Circle Tail. I was able to work with Rey (Bottom) on the command “Heel.” We were also shown the latest scent training equipment that they are using at Circle Tail.
It was a great day!