A service dog for Drew!
I have had the pleasure of knowing him and his loving family for over 4 years. I have become close with his Mother and I have been a witness to some of their daily struggles. I have watched as they all worked together to get through them. Drew's parents, Ted & Bekki have a lot on their plate but with God's will and the support from family and friends they continue to get through it, day by day. Jacob is Drews little brother, he is a remarkable child. He knows that his big brother has many obstacles in life but he takes care of him, looks out for him and supports him. He, also, has outpouring supports from his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins! He is just too easy to love!!
So, I decided to set up this account for him and his family. They did not ask me to, nor did they even know I was. I felt it would help lesson the financial strain that can be associated with a service dog. The process is a long and expensive one, which is completely understandable for what these dogs are trained to do. If/When Drew qualifies, the service dog costs are approximately $30,000. My goal is to alleviate that financial stress and ensure that Drew will get the dog.
How can Drew benefit from a service dog? The answers are limitless.
A best friend and companion to start! Unfortunately, it is hard to build strong relationships with his disabilities. He doesn't connect with others in that sense, yet he is very much aware of his surroundings. I believe that he is very aware and understands but just can't verbalize it. The service dog will help in keeping him safe! The dog is trained to sense falls (and pull him back so he doesn't fall), sense seizures, distract him when he gets compulsive, redirect him, get the attention of his parents if needed, and again be his companion. That relationship can be life changing for Drew!
At this point, his family is awaiting the interview process to begin, which is expected to be within the month. This is the last step before they hear if they qualify. At that point, they will have to pay for the dog in full. I will update the status throughout this process. I appreciate your time and any donation will help!
100 percent of the donations go directly to the family.
Thank you so much! :)
Many friends have let us come and experience their dogs. Thanks so much! We also are working with Pet Smart in Mount Olive and have had some great success! We are waiting to hear when we will get to have our first CTE’s (Canine Therapeutic Evaluations).
Thanks for all your support in our journey!
Please contact me. 609 277 6556..I am handicap and I raise service dogs. The beginnings of one. I have 5 puppies to choose from . They have many of the training starting being in public. The attitude is of a service dog they don't jump on people sit and wait patiently. I have one male 4 females. They are housebroken. There parents are my working service dogs. As you must realize a dog must be in-tune with there handler . The job of finishing should be easy if you can find someone to help you. The training of pulling in back is trainable. I believe my dogs are exactly what you are looking for tp start with.