Nadine, Andrew & Squints

Freedom Service Dogs unleashes the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nadine and Andrew have several golden retrievers of their own. But Nadine explained to me that her connection to Squints was different than any other dog she has had because of the closeness of their bond, which demonstrated why Squints would make such as great Service Dog.

Nadine and Andrew wanted to get pictures to remember their time with Squints before she graduated in December 2018. Squints was successfully paired with Dianne, a woman that had severe mobility issues who shared that getting a Service Dog has changed her life!

The picture with Squints between Nadine and Andrew’s legs, walking on a park trail, is one of my favorite pictures from 2018. Nadine was very happy to learn that it is my branding logo on social media for this year!

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