My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for My Angel with Paws, Inc., Deland, FL, USA
I found this wonderful agency in 2014. I took some time to decide if a service dog was right for me. They allowed me to go to classes even though I hadn't applied. This showed me how they operated with their clients and clients-to-be. I also got a foundation on how to work with a dog.
About six months later I knew a dog would make my life far more independent. I applied and they started thinking about the dogs that would have my skill set. I know they had one dog in mind...but...Jagger picked me. Turns out he was the perfect dog for me! It is amazing how the dogs know who their person is.
We've been a team now for awhile and he still amazes me every day. As a bonus we found he medically alerts to a condition I have. He wasn't trained for that, just the aftermath. But he knows beforehand. That alone is a lifesaver for me so I won't get hurt.
When I am wobbly he helps me walk. If I can't bend over, he will pick things up for me. If I am not feeling well, he does not leave my side!
All through my journey and until the present, My Angel With Paws has been with me every step of the way. One of the things I most admire about them is that they do not hand you a dog and then you are on your own. Not with them! They encourage clients to continue classes and keep skills up.
I've also made very good friends. Between them, and having my Jagger, my life has been exponentially enhanced.