Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome New Guide Dog Puppy in Training: Helen!

Welcome new guide dog puppy in training, Helen!

Adorable Puppy Helen
Puppy Helen was born November 30, 2011 and is a spunky, confident Golden Retriever named in honor of Southeastern Guide Dog employee, Helen Arnold. She is being raised by Hettie Buck, who works in the training kennel at the SEGD Palmetto, Florida campus. Also helping raise Helen is SEGD's CEO Titus Herman and Donna Bouma.

Hettie & Helen at a Southeastern Guide Dogs fundraiser.

 Helen Arnold has worked for Southeastern Guide Dogs for almost eleven years. She is the Community Outreach Coordinator in the Development Department.  She thoroughly enjoys her job and states, “everyone here is so caring, which is why we are truly a team.  I guess you could say we are like one big happy family.” 

Helen Arnold with puppy Helen.
 Helen has used a guide dog for several years and her current guide is Troy, a handsome Australian Shepherd.  Helen is originally from Indiana but calls Florida her home as she has lived here for 31 years.  She will tell you Southeastern Guide Dogs is the best guide dog school in the country, maybe the entire world!  Stop by the Development Department sometime to say “Hi”.

Puppy Helen enjoying the company of her housemate....
Ambassador dog Dolly.

1 comment:

  1. EveryDay …
    A Vision Impaired Individual places their LIFE in the PAWs of their Guide Dog.

    Rescue & Service & Therapy DOGs …
    Are much, much more than a Wagging Tail.

    A LOT of Time, Love, $$, Training, Food and Vet Bills all add up before a Service Dog can even begin “To provide Service”.

    Unfortunately, the Top Breeds chosen for Service Dogs i.e. Labs, Retrievers, Germans are also Genetically Pre-Disposed to a lifetime disease, which is not deadly, but compromises not only their Health, their Quality of Life, but more importantly their ability to do what they have been Trained to DO !

    This Disease is called ALLERGY.

    In fact, 30-35% of all Canine suffer from Allergies. And after Flea allergy is ruled out, 85% of Allergy DOG’s suffer from the SAME Enviro Sources that We DO .. Namely Pollens, Mites & Mold Spores.

    Regrettably, Allergies are very tenacious, almost Hard-Wired into the Dog’s Immune System and begin to manifest shortly AFTER all the Service Dog Training has taken place i.e. 10 mo – 3 Yr.

    Unfortunately, Medicines can Only Mask Symptoms and Fool the body into “Believing” that there is “No Problem”. This unfortunately leaves the disease progression intact to continue / exacerbate unabated ..only to Re-emerge when the Med’s wear off .

    A review of Allergy Treatment Options does show that Allergy Skin Testing, followed by Immuno-Allergy SHOTs are the Only Clinically proven therapy option that actually ReCaliberates the Immune system against this Immune System Mis-Wiring Action of Allergies …

    BUT, as we ALL know, the Best Treatment in the world is rendered useless IF the “Patient / Dog / Pet Owner “ is” Non-Compliant” ..

    And, as we all know, Allergy SHOTs are NOT very Pet or Pet Owner Friendly 

    To address this Disease BEFORE it has a chance to compromise a DOG’s Health & Future AND to make a Pet “Un-Friendly” Allergy CARE Option actually “Friendly”….

    Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Kristin Holm suggests that PET Owners “ Pre-Emptively” leverage the Adaptive ability of their Puppies Immune System by sublingually building Immune System Tolerance to Environmental Pollens, Mites & Mold Spores BEFORE allergies even have a chance to become entrenched.

    And to achieve this Goal, Dr. Kristin has formulated 100% Natural > Doggy GOO.

    While sounding Cute & Playful, Doggy GOO’s sublingual Methodology has been Clinically Shown to be EQUAL to Immuno-Allergy SHOTs in the Neutralization of Dust Mite Allergies in Dogs.

    In fact, Doggy GOO goes much further in building Immune Health in your Dog, with the addition of beneficial Yeast Ingredients and Pre & Probiotics…

    AND most importantly…
    Doggy GOO builds Immune System Tolerance to 10 Pollens, 2 Mites & 3 Mold Allergy Sources.

    To keep your Service Dog focused on it’s Trained Mission in Life …
    Don’t let the Progression of Allergy even Begin !

    Pre-Emptively place your Best Friend on the Path to a Lifetime of Immune Health & Tolerance to Enviro Allergy Sources with Doggy GOO.

    Sublingual Doggy GOO > It even Tastes like a Treat !