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Rating: 5

Why do I give my time, money, and my heart to VIP Dog Team? (https://www.vipdogteams.org/) Probably for the same reason, you would, I love my son. My son was born with trisomy 21, Down syndrome. I decided right after his diagnosis was confirmed that I would do anything and everything to help him live as happy and healthy of a life as possible.
A few months ago, I started the nonprofit, VIP Dog Teams. Why? Dogs have an amazing way of connecting with people with special needs. They sense something about a person whether they are sad, scared, or just need a friend. When you have special needs, the general public sees your differences; a dog doesn't. The public hears you talk differently, walk differently, have different fears and needs; a dog knows he loves you, and that's all that matters. So we train therapy and service dogs for people with special needs, Autism, and PTSD.
My son and I take our dogs to the local library as part of their Paws for reading program, to the college nearby to calm students during exams, and to senior care facilities to spark a memory of a dog from their past and bring a big smile with that fond memory to the elderly. It's extremely rewarding to see the positive effect on all who meet my son and our dogs. That"s why I give to VIP Dog Teams, for the love of my son and yours.
Please like us on Facebook so we can win a grant to help more kids get a therapy or a service dog that will help them become the best they can be. I know you would do the same for your kids.
Thank you,
Nancy Mitchell/President & Founder

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