More Than a Dog

Dog Shaking Hands With A Child

More Than a Dog

According to the Code of Federal Regulations for the Americans with disabilities Act (ADA) of the United States, a service animal is a “guide dog, signal dog, or other animals individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.” Each and every day SDWR service dogs significantly impact their handler’s lives. People who couldn’t do the ordinary activities and complete tasks of daily living that others take for granted, are able to function independently with the help of their canine assistants. Whether it be a person who is more comfortable leaving their home because their PTSD Service dog is by their side. Or a child with diabetes who can sleep without worrying parents because their Diabetic Alert Dog is near, SDWR clients take home more than a dog when receiving a Service dog from SDWR.

Senator George Graham Vest, of Missouri, won a court battle over the shooting of a dog with a speech that included the line, “The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.”

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Our clients face rough times and uneasy days dealing with their disabilities. No day is the same. Having that companion, that constant shield of protection gives our clients feelings they would not experience without a service dog. Having to get assistance from those around you and feeling as a burden can bring about feelings of frustration. A SDWR service dog is trained from the beginning of it’s life to be there for you at all times of the day/night. Your service dog lives for you, to make your life more enjoyable to live. We receive numerous stories from clients expressing their love for their service dog. That their service dog is more than instrument for life, it is a family member.

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers trains service dogs for several types of disabilities. Our diabetic alert dogs are a small sense of relief to those suffering drastic ups and downs with Type 1 Diabetes. PTSD Dogs by SDWR are your extra set of eyes and always have your back. They are trained to wake up their handler during a flashback nightmare. An Autism dog can be that extra link for one with Autism to communicate to the world around them. After or during a seizure, a SDWR seizure response dog is there to act as a brace, and find someone to help. These specially trained service dogs, in our eyes,  are more than just dogs.

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