From Clarke's Father, Todd:
In 2012, my son Clarke was the very lucky recipient of his Service
Dog BENNING to assist with his special needs. Clarke was born
in 2000 with a genetic disorder that is still un-diagnosed today. Clarke participates in various therapies to assist with communication, walking, and getting around in his wheelchair. The Dublin Dog foundation, in partnership with the paws4people foundation, provided our family this gift from donations from folks like YOU!
BENNING helps Clarke with retrieving items when in his chair,
and most importantly, assists him during the high stress of
physical therapy. BENNING always loves to cuddle up next to
Clarke at home……PRICELESS! They are quite the pair.
Through the paws4people foundation, we learned about the
breeding process, the service dog training program at
paws4prisons, and the public access training. We became a part
of a very large family of recipients, including paws4vets. What a
tremendous experience for our family! From the bump process in the prisons (this is the method of dogs pick the recipient), learning about the inmates, and the EXTENSIVE public access training/testing, the paws4people program provides a service dog that is well prepared for future success.
Every time we look at BENNING’s vest, we think about all the training and all the great people that we have come into contact with during our journey! On behalf of Clarke, and the Ringelstein Family, thank you paws4people foundation and everyone that made this gift possible!