Friday, February 3, 2012

Service dog

A friend alerted me to this article on a boy with FAS and his service dog. I have thought of this before, and probably should look into it. If the dog came trained, we might be able to do it. Our experiment with a puppy a few years ago did not work with Ms. Akila. The challenge would be if we could get one that was a non-shedding one- or the kind that shed as little as possible. Both of my boys are allergic to cats and dogs and have asthma.


GB's Mom said...

We found a place that offered fully trained dogs for GB. It cost us 2500 dollars and we had to wait 9 months than go to Georgia for a week of training. Hope has been tough on Ellie, so we keep them separated. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

GB's Mom,

What is the name of the group? I looked into the one referenced in the article and they require you to raise quite a bit more. I think my daughter would do quite well with a dog. Thank you.


Donut Diva said...

Loved the article, but 13,000 is quite a large amount of money to raise. I would love to know more about GB's mom's experience.