View Full Version : ~*~Assistance Dogs and Guide Dogs~*~

05-09-2001, 03:11 PM
I am very intrested in Guide and Assistance Dogs!!! If you don't know what they do, here's a few tasks they perform: Assistance Dogs: open doors, get the phone, open refrigerator doors, push elevator buttons, pull wheelchairs, get the keys, retrieve dropped items, take laundry in and out of the washer and drier, and much much more!! Here's what Guide Dogs do: stop at curbs, look left and right before crossing a street, look for cars when crossing, retrieve dropped items for it's master, because he/she is blind, open doors, lead it's master around things that may block the way, be aware of things it can pass under, but its master can't and a lot of other things!! I ALSO WANT TO KNOW IF ANY OF YOU HAVE A GUIDE DOG OR ASSISTANCE DOG. IF YOU DO PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THEM!!! Thank you!!!
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05-09-2001, 05:10 PM
I think there are a few people here how have experience in these areas. I would love to get involved in these areas. Star and Cody are just not the dogs for the job! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif TOO active and distactable! But, as a nurse, I would love to combine the two to do work in the nursing homes here. I have a couple of sites you might be interested in. Have to look up there addresses and then I'll post them. Labs are right up there as all kinds of therapy dogs! Maybe Sadie too! Did you ever watch Miracle Pets? One of our Dogs of the Day was one of the featured heroes! She was a lab. I have to check to make sure I have the date right, and then let you know so you can see her, and read her story! Read the topic I told you about, Cinder and Smokey in Dog Rescue. They just had their first experience as Therapy Dogs!

05-09-2001, 05:49 PM
Thanks!!!! If you ever find any information about Assistance & Guide Dogs, PLEASE tell me about it!!!!! And, of course I watch Miracle Pets!!!! Every Monday and Saturday nights at 8 http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/redface.gifo p.m.!! There was a story about a Guide Dog, a Black Lab, named Shadow, who saved his masters life, by pushing him off the road, so he wouldn't get hit by this one car that was going WAY TOO FAST, and risked his (the dog) by getting hit by the car, instead of Nino, the owner,(I think that was name) getting hit by the car. Luckily, Shadow lived!!!!!!!!! I don't know what I would do if the world lost a Lab!!!! Hurry, and post the websites about Guide and Assistance Dogs!!!! I'm really anxious to see them!!!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

05-09-2001, 06:01 PM
OK, try these. The second has a lot of great links to all the national organizations. Also, some great books are listed. I think I have more, but you'll have to wait till tomorrow! My computer times' almost up! LOL! http://animal-friends.org/pet-therapy.html

and... http://www.furryfriends.org/weblinks.htm

and... http://www.therapet.com

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05-09-2001, 06:23 PM

this is the canine companions for independent living organization's site. this is one of the "main" groups in the US. they are all over the US. and are quite helpful and great people! if you really want a good happy cry - attend one of their graduations!!

05-13-2001, 12:34 AM
Hi! I'm going to have a service dog and I can't wait for him or her to help me with what my disability restrict me to do.
The organization use Golden or Labrador Retriever, one or the other, I will love him or her.
I have a family dog, tad, sheltie collie wonderful dog. They will get along very well.