The FSDS has put together a roster of Canine Ambassadors, made up of FSDS certified service dog teams. These teams assist the FSDS in demonstrations at public events, community education, and in attending field trips. They also serve as demonstration dogs and canine mentors for our dogs-in-training.
Dr. B and Freddie Bear are certified as a mobility team. Dr. B retired from medical practice due to her disabilities. Freddie is a golden retriever and has been trained to perform mobility tasks. His favorite jobs are helping with the food shopping, providing balance and support, retrieving dropped objects and cleaning up the toys in the living room. His favorite toys are “bouncy and flasher”. He loves making new friends and cuddling with his kitty sister.
Thomas Linton and Charlie are certified as a mobility team. Tom is a Vietnam Veteran, 100% disabled, but meeting him what impressed everyone is how much ability he has, even at age 73. Tom and Charlie make a great team, and are frequently at the VA hospital educating veterans and others about SDs and the benefits for military veterans.