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Laura S.11

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Review for Good Dog! Service Canines, Fallbrook, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My decision to get Oliver a service dog was not one that I took lightly.
Telling our story, admitting the challenges that he faces and asking for help were some of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a mother.
Between the fundraising, matching process and handler training it took just about 2 years to bring GoodDog Cassie home to Oliver.
We’ve now had Cassie just under a year.
I can’t tell you how glad I am that she is in our lives and a part of our family.
I absolutely had my reservations after first bringing her home. I already had my hands beyond full just with Oli! How was I going to be able to handle both a special needs child and a service dog that also requires a lot of work?
I just took it one day at a time. I reached out to my GoodDog Service Canine support team and the other Super moms that we’re going through all the same growing pains as I was.
This is Oliver and GoodDog Cassie today.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Good Dog! Service Canines, Fallbrook, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Oliver was diagnosed with severe Autism Spectrum Disorder just before 3 yrs old.
Soon after that, I found GoodDog Service Canines and started fundraising for Oliver to have his very own service dog.
This was not an easy decision for me because I was bit by a dog and was in fear of getting close to one ever again.
After raising the money, getting matched and completing some online training I was off for a one week intensive bonding and training class with our dog Cassie and the GoodDog Team.
The team was all very aware of my traumatic experience and worked right by my side to help me through some very intense fear and anxiety. Cassie was like no dog I have ever met. She was so gentle and well behaved. I happily pushed through my fears with the amazing support of GoodDog because I knew that she was going to make such a positive impact in my sons life but what I didn’t expect was the impact that she would make in mine. In just 3 days I fell in love with Cassie. She helped knock down a wall of fear and anxiety towards dogs that I had spent 30 years building.
I am and forever will be so grateful to GoodDog and everyone who supported us to make this happen.

Laura Bache

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Review for Good Dog! Service Canines, Fallbrook, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was referred to Good Dog Autism Companions a little over a year ago, still completely overwhelmed and in shock over my sons diagnosis.
I had no idea how I was going to raise the money I needed to get my son his dog. I just knew that’s what I needed to do.
This company is amazing! Not only did they give me the tools for all of my fundraising, they were by my side helping and encouraging me every step of the way.
Much like any progression with Autism, this is a process that takes time and is not without its ups and downs.
We have now raised all of our funds and are in the matching process.
I have made some great friends, got tons of parenting and pet advice from families ahead of us.
Good Dog is a family that I am truly blessed and proud to be apart of.

Role:  Client Served