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“Excalibur not only helps me do things I can’t physically do, he gives emotional support to both me and to my wife. She is more at ease leaving me alone while she is at work knowing that Excalibur is by my side and able to render aid in the event I need it.”
Service Dogs, Inc. is one of the few organizations in the USA to rescue dogs from shelters, custom train them for service and provide them to clients at no cost.
Ray has a rare disease that causes spinal cord tumors which limit his range of motion and can cause instant blackouts. He soaks in a hot tub for chronic pain relief and one day it was dangerous. While reaching to turn off the water, Ray blacked out and fell into the filling tub. When he awoke, Excalibur was dragging him from the tub by his ankle.
With Excalibur’s help, I was able to roll myself out of the tub,” McCoy said, “then he fetched my phone for me so I could call my wife and son for help.” What makes this even more remarkable is Excalibur has a deep fear of water. As a rescue, we don’t know what caused this but we suspect abuse.
“My wife and I and our trainer worked a long time to get him more comfortable around water. It paid off. I could have drowned in that tub.” This is the second time Excalibur has come to McCoy’s rescue.
“The first time Excalibur helped avoid a potential life threatening disaster was the day after the trainer moved him into our home,” McCoy said. “I was at the far end of our backyard, I passed out and fell down the hill on our property. Excalibur raced back to our house and kept flinging himself on our back door until my wife Michelle came out. Then he led her back to me.”
Excalibur, like many SDI dogs, is trained to help Ray open doors, pick up dropped items, go for help and even press a 911 button in emergency.
Typically over 50 people are still waiting for a Service Dogs, Inc. partner. Your donation today will help us rescue a dog and custom train it for the people struggling daily but hoping for a dog soon. Won’t you help us save a dog’s life to change a person’s life?
We rely solely on donation to operate our training program. Your donation today will make a major difference in the lives of our clients and their dogs for years to come.