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Mike C.5

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Review for Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., Cassville, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Freedom Guide Dog gave me my life, independence, and mobility back. I lost my vision completely at age 40.. I had taken mobility several times, but always had problems veering when crossing streets. I used a sighted guide when necessary, but mainly just stayed home.
Finally I was forced to live alone. In preparation for that happening, I tried a guide dog from a famous New York state school. The dog was a wreck in NYC, and she lasted only four days. I waited another two years, went to Ohio to get another dog, and after three weeks was told the dog was not sound and I left that school thinking I would never get a guide dog. Upon my return, a blind friend told me about Freedom Guide Dog. I applied, and in only ten months got Major, my English Labrador. I have had him since 2012 and he has been the most wonderful, sound dog. He is never rattled by anything in the city. Traffic jams, construction sites, subway, or other dogs. With him, I can go to my doctors, meetings, bank, grocery store, and even theatre. I have another blind friend who got a dog from Freedom Guide Dog, and her experience has been just as positive. Erik, his wife, and staff are always willing to help and answer any questions or address any issues that I may have. In my opinion, Freedom Guide dog is the best suppliers of well trained,, superb guide dogs. I cannot speak highly enough of these people and their dogs. Having Major has given my independence, self-esteem, and sense of freedom back to me;I did not know how much of life I was missing until I got this priceless , free, gift. Thank you Erik, and everyone with Freedom Guide Dog.

Busser Howell

Role:  Client Served