A few weeks ago, Mermaid Cottages introduced Knight, our newest puppy in training to become a Guide Dog or Service Dog for a person with disabilities. He’s just a wee lad and everything is all bright and new to him. Until it’s time to get his training vest and attend “big boy” school, he is in the care of Sandy, our wonderful Puppy Walker.
Sandy includes Knight in every part of her day to day life, introducing him to the sights and sounds of our wonderful world and teaching him his basic socialization skills. She makes sure he gets used to being out in public among people and other animals and teaches him very valuable life skills that some day will make a difference to the person he eventually gets paired.
Rencently, Sandy headed north and Knight experienced snow for the first time! In true wide eyed, fascination and excitement, Knight carefully inspected the cold and fluffy white stuff and then took off running and playing.
Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program
Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will continue the efforts to support Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program, which make it possible for disabled individuals to realize their independence through the use of a service dog. These programs also assist returning soldiers soldiers with a variety of needs including post traumatic stress disorder.
The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will also support The Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind. Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.
Mermaids Make A Difference and we invite you to join us in supporting our programs to sponsor puppies to be trained in service to others with disabilities. You, too, can make a difference and the difference it will make in your life is like“Knight” and day!