ATTENTION LONDON RESIDENTS: Golden Opportunity Assistance Dogs is a local London organization training service dogs for wheelchair assistance. (You may have seen some of these dogs participating in the past 2 CPA wheelchair relays in London).
They currently have adults dogs who have completed their training and are ready to be placed with disabled individuals who need the assistance they can provide. There is NO WAITING LIST at this time (normally 2-5 years) and the intent is to place the dogs with local London residents or those who live in the immediate surrounding area only.
Here are just a few ways these lovely golden retrievers can assist: turning light switches on/off, helping in/out of bed, pulling a manual wheelchair, retrieving dropped or out of reach items, opening/closing doors and drawers, pushing lifeline alert buttons or alerting others to the need for help, helping with laundry (cloths in/out of dryer), retrieving items from the fridge, help with shopping, etc.
Visit the website at www.GOADogs.ca, email to info@GOADogs.ca or call 519-670-1809 to learn more about these special dogs and how they may be able to help you or to request an information/application package.