On September 1st, 2019 we lost our Goose.
They say behind every cloud is a silver lining. Our silver lining is For The Love of Goose – For The Love of People dedicated to Training Their Own Service Dogs…
He was an amazing dog who raised awareness and money for people with all types of disabilities.
Did you know a highly trained dog can:
* turn on the lights and wake someone from a nightmare?
*detect low blood sugar levels?
*assist someone during a seizure, laying across them to keep them safe and going to get help if needed?
*interrupt bad behavior?
*and so much more…
We did not know! Not until Goose taught us.
During our time with him we learned the power of dogs and the tremendous power of service dogs. We want to keep this going!
Shelly has trained hard to get certified as a national trainer/facilitator with Atlas Assistance Dogs.
Currently, we have an 18 month old chocolate lab (Daisy) in training and will soon be getting an 8 month old Golden Retriever.
Another crucial fact we have learned along the way is that training a service dog is not a sprint – it’s a marathon and costs a lot of money.
In honor of Goose and all he stood for and accomplished – we decided to start For The Love of Goose Foundation. Our mission is to train dogs to be placed where needed as best we can. Many who need this help cannot afford it. You can help offset training expenses so we can place dogs with people who so desperately need them in their lives.
If you feel like you can help, Goose would be proud!
We hope you enjoy Goose’s story!