Jacob and Murphy
Another wonderful day of dog training with Merlin's KIDS Service Dogs....but this time was the best by far! We had our first experience actually bringing a service dog with us. The cold didn't even phase us because we were so happy! We did some chomfort and safe spotting. Murphy did well per usual and never got off task. Jacob was a love and followed directions. We were able to play with our son and not fear a meltdown. Murphy is our angel Merlin's KIDS is a God send... Janice Wolfe came into our lives just when we needed her and we're never letting her go. We're forever grateful to her and ALL of our donors. Words could never be enough to express our gratitude. Without everyone involved this wouldn't be possible. We're forever grateful
Buddy was rescued from AZ trained and resides in NJ with Anthony. Anthony had terrible bouts of screaming and crying from being sensory overloaded in public places, with lights, loud noises, and unfamiliar surroundings. Travel was also extremely difficult since Anthony would not sit quietly in a car for more than a few minutes. Buddy gives Anthony deep pressure, and leads him away to a safe area, where Anthony can regain his composure. Buddy has completely transformed Anthony's life.
Toby was rescued from Arizona, trained and lives in New Jersey with Hunter. Hunter has Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and many more challenges. Hunter cannot go anywhere without Toby. Thanks to Toby's unconditional love and support, Hunter proudly become a Bar Mitzvah. Prior to Toby, Hunter could not sit through synagogue services. Hunter also has a history of wandering off, and being tethered to Toby keeps Hunter safe. Toby has taught Hunter about responsibility and controlling his temper.
Harry was non-verbal and prone to running off. As he became older and stronger, Harry became a challenge for his parents to keep him safe. Harry would run into the street or into a pool of water if given the opportunity. Emmy was rescued from TX and transported to NJ, as a very fearful dog, and was rehabilitated and trained specifically for Harry. Emmy prevents Harry from running off, backing him away from danger, With Emmy, Harry's family crossed the GW Bridge by foot!