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Review for DOGS FOR THE DEAF INC, Central Point, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Three years ago, I was blessed enough to receive one of Dogs For the Deaf's highly trained Hearing Dogs. Since Hattie has come into my life the possibilities of my life are endless. Before Hattie came into my life, I walked through my home filled with fear and dread due to the sounds I was missing in my daily life. The severe to profound hearing loss I have does not allow me to hear the sounds in life that make everyday living a simple pleasure. I would lay awake at night consumed with fear that I would not hear the smoke detector if it were to alert me to any impending danger. I burnt many meals because I did not hear the oven timer, company rarely was greeted at the door because I failed to hear them knock. I would walk through my home with the telephone in hand with the hopes I would hear it ring if someone were to call. Now, I am no longer filled with dread and fear, thanks to Dogs for the Deaf. I often say the day Hattie was placed with me was the day my life truly began. Without Dogs for the Deaf training and placing Hearing Dogs for those of us with hearing loss the independence and peace of mind I currently posess would not be possible. By training and placing Hearing Dogs with individuals like myself, they enable us to take a disability and change it into infinite possibilities. I can sleep a peaceful nights sleep, I can eat a well cooked meal and I now know when family and friends stop by to visit. Hattie has transformed my life in ways I never knew was possible. There are truly no words to describe what an exceptional organization Dogs for the Deaf truly is and there are no words to describe what they have given to my life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The independance, friendship and life they have provided me with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All of them are exceptional, helpful and friendly individuals. They are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand, train and place many more of their highly trained Assistance Animals with individuals in need!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I received a Hearing Dog from Dogs for the Deaf.