Tuesday, April 26, 2011

one step closer to max's autism service dog.

This past Sunday was a very special day for our family and a certain future four pawed member who will be joining us at some point in late 2012.  We were presented with a cheque from Milk-Bone for $18,000 at the All About Pets Show.  This money will be used by National Service Dogs to fund Max's Autism Service Dog.

Max did remarkably well at the show, especially considering the presentation was an hour later than we had prepared for.  I don't think I'll bring him to another huge show like this anytime soon though as it was very stressful for him (and the rest of us!).  Hopefully having a service dog will make experiences like this easier for Max.  A big thank you to Milk-Bone for helping Max get one step closer to his dog!

6 comments:

  1. Virginia9:00 PM

    That's so great for you all! Everyone looks so happy.

    My best friend's family has the same opportunity but sadly had to give the dog up because her daughter turned out to have allergies to dogs and cats. I think they now recommend allergy testing before you get the dog, correct? It would be so sad to have a dog join the family and then have to give it up. :(

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  2. wow! how amazing. I have not had any students who have had a service dog but have read several articles about the huge benefits of it. Congrats and good luck!


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  3. SeeDogThink11:13 PM

    how wonderful!! I cannot wait to hear more as you go through the process of getting the dog. Best of luck.

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  4. Such great news, Kat! I was going to go to that show too!

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  5. It's a lovely family. I wish I could have something similar. I think they are gorgeous and they need our help.

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