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