service dogs for kids

Leroy, the Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle Mix), (part 3)

IMG_3307

“A month or so later she contacted us and sent us a photo of a puppy.

We knew that we had to have him and that his name had to be Leroy.

She asked if we wanted him and 10 weeks later we brought him home.

Since having Leroy,it’s been a rough year.”

Percy & Watson, the standard poodles that ease the stress of every day life (part 4)

FullSizeRender-141

“I am a teacher and I work with some kids that have emotional difficulties.

I see how helpful the dogs are in stressful situations and how stabilizing and reassuring they can be.

Some of the kids have service dogs, which provide a venue for affection and the opportunity to care for another being without judgement or conditions.

I have found that my dogs play a similar tole in my life.

For me, what’s most joyous is accepting responsibility for them.

They give me the chance to give them the care and love they innately deserve.

That means consistency and being a presence in their life on a daily basis.

They give the chance to be a better person.”