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

Rating: 5 stars  

Ten years ago,my vision faded away, and so did my independence. Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind came to the rescue by providing a highly trained guide dog. Eric, the trainer, was patient and calm while teaching me to work as a team with Elliott, my first Freedom guide dog. Hometown training was convenient because I live in a very rural town and did not want to go to a training facility in an unfamiliar city to learn to work with a dog guide in surroundings that were also unfamiliar. Elliott and I were able to learn the streets, sidewalks, stores and offices that we would visit nearly every day. Having a guide dog from Freedom restored my confidence, independence and provided a four-legged companion with whom I could safely walk through daily life. Now, ten years later, Wags, a brilliant yellow Lab from Freedom, has replaced my dear Elliott. Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind provided much more than training and support - they offered an open door to live an active, meaningful life with joy and freedom.

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