Look what you did! Your gift to Canine Partners of the Rockies helps people like Darryl re-discover life!
After my accident in 1991, my future looked bleak. I spent the following two years in bed, wondering what I would be able to do with my life from a wheelchair. I’m Darryl Williams and my move to Colorado was the first step towards fitting into a disabled community.
My life was launched into another new direction by my first mobility service dog from Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR), “Rio”. Our 10 year partnership went by very quickly.
A well-trained service dog meant I could go to work, have more freedom and be more social (my social life improved a lot with Rio). When it was time for Rio to retire, I said “good-bye”, not only to a trusted friend, but my link to freedom.
My new service dog, “Nacho” from Canine Partners of the Rockies has given me an even deeper respect for the whole community that makes critical partnerships between people and our service dogs work. I have a renewed appreciation for volunteers who raise puppies, knowing they’ll need to let them go. I’m grateful when I realize that people who don’t even know us are willing to help us find new life through our service dogs.
Your generous gift helps one person, one dog become partners for life.
In order to help two more people gain independence in their lives, we need to raise $14,000 by the end of April. How much you can help to train a future service dog?
Darryl Vashon Williams,
Canine Partners of the Rockies Executive Board
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