My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Hearing Dog, Inc., Henderson, CO, USA
I received my hearing dog on January 29th. I was to get her on October 21 but I had to have my hip replaced again due to malfunction of my 1st hip. I called to tell International Hearing Dog INC about this and thought I would not be able to get Sadie. They told me they would hold her for 3 moths for me. This gave me much encouragement to get through surgery and 3 weeks in rehabilitation to get ready for Sadie. When she arrived I was so excited and nervous not knowing how to act with a small (lap dog) but it took about 2 min. after meeting her to know she was mine. Her trainer was so good at working with me with her sounds and showing me other things I could do for her. We went to Wal Mart shopping during the 5 days she was here with us, Now Sadie lover to go shopping at Wal Mart. When I say lets go work she gets on the couch ad lets me put her vest and leash on and then dances on her hind legs until I can get the door open.
She has learned 2 new sounds since arriving. She does the microwave and the close dryer all the time. My husband died after I had had her for only 19 days, The house was total chaos for over a week with everyone coming and going. Sadie finally just went to her crate to be let in. I put her in the bedroom, During this time we didn't work on sounds at all but after things got back to more normal I started working with her again and with her trainer giving me tips sometimes 3 or 4 times a day via txt messages or e-mails we got back on track .
This is the best organization that I have ever experienced. They were helpful during the interviewing that took place before I was told I was accepted. At 73 I didn't think I stood a chance of getting a dog. I couldn't get along without her. She is my constant companion and soul mate. She knows when I don't feel good or am feeling down and comes and sits on my lap and licks my hands , I am so grateful to all of your staff and helpers. I tell every one who asks about her where I got her and how she was trained. Keep up the good work. I can't say enough about your organization. Keep up the good work. 'thanks from the bottom of my heart for Sadie. She is so sweet and loveable. Pat