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Review for Exceptional Sidekick Inc, Newtown, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Laura Feinstein and I am a puppy raiser for The Exceptional Sidekick Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. Founder, Abby Hill started this non-profit with the intent of filling a need in a community that was shattered by tragedy 4 1/2 years ago.
I became involved with the first litter of pups who were all placed in Newtown Schools. I teach at SHS and was able to provide amazing socialization opportunities for my pup on program. These puppies with a purpose have the potential to save and or change the life of someone struggling. Also, the Teen Advocacy Program, which Abby launched at Newtown High School last spring has helped raise awareness and has helped remove the stigma associated with mental illness. There is an enormous need for these special animals and Abby works tirelessly with her amazing staff to train these pups to go on to do great things. This is truly an Exceptionl Non-profit.

Role:  Volunteer