Now, PAD Marcus (Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever cross bred by PAD) and PAD Fisher (Labradoodle, bred and donated by breeder Goode Life Poodles) are preparing for their forever partners! They are both matched with young women in manual wheelchairs, who will begin Team Training on August 1st, 2016!
They will spend the next 4 months in Advanced Training, mastering tasks such as: retrieving items, opening doors, pulling manual wheelchairs, bracing transfers and so much more. We are working hard every day to train these tasks, including tasks in their required, specialized mobility harnesses http://boldleaddesigns.com/shop/mobility-support-harness-for-brace-and-balance-stability-assistance/ and must learn to work in these incredible harnesses. No other harness is made with the canine body in mind!
Additional costs are retrieving items, training treats, training outings, and most costly – Team Training! Each partner receives a placement kit with dog food, monthly preventative medications, grooming gear, and leashes, treat bag, toys, and SO much more!
We have applied for numerous grants but Advanced Training and Team Training must be funded NOW for Marcus and Fisher to be ready for their partners! Your donation will directly fund the final phase of training and placement for these 2 incredible dogs!
Your donation will directly support our need to cover their final phase of training, and Team Training! Some ways your support will help:
- $10 1 bag of high quality training treats
$15 1 bottle of ear cleaner
$25 1 month Flea & Tick Prevention
$30 1 treat bag
$35 1 month Heartworm Prevention
$60 1 month of high quality dog food
- $500 1 mobility support harness
You can donate directly via PayPal via the link on our homepage, or through Razoo!
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Updates: PAD Nantucket and Athena began working with their partners in March and April 2016. They are making a huge difference in their lives every day for them. PAD Nantucket is working with a young man with prolonged, complex depression. PAD Athena is working with a young man with Autism. They are living in Reading, PA and Atlantic City, NJ!