May 2018 eNewsMay 9, 2018
“Being at Canine Companions® and with the dogs, Sheridan spontaneously looked at me and said, ‘I love you, Mama,’” recalls Lisa, Sheridan's mom, tearfully. “It was the first time I’d heard him say that in almost three years. He even said to assistance dog Elsie, ‘Oh Elsie, I love you, sweetheart.’ It was a huge moment showing how the experience at Canine Companions and receiving Elsie was opening up something special inside of Sheridan."
Sheridan has multiple disabilities. Lisa applied for a dog for Sheridan with the hope that they could receive more than just a loyal companion. They needed an expertly-trained assistance dog trained in over 40 commands to increase Sheridan’s independence and self-confidence, and improve his communication skills.
Sheridan and his mom got all that and more with Elsie, who was provided free of charge thanks to supporters like you! Help more kids like Sheridan today. Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.
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