March 2017 Recipients
Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust received $2,244.93 to fund chain reaction collars and mushroom push buttons for the training of mobility dogs.
The durable purpose collars help the dogs perform in comfort and the mushroom push buttons are a training tool that teaches the dogs how to open a disabled toilet door.
The Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust train highly skilled mobility dogs that enhance the lives of people living with long term physical disabilities by providing independence, confidence and boosting self-esteem.
The Mobility dogs are partnered with individuals who are battling conditions such as cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s Disease. The dogs are trained to do tasks like fetch the phone, remove shoes and socks, and loading and unloading a washing machine.