Andy and I had the opportunity to meet a cool family this weekend. It all started when Andy posted our travel dog crate for sale on Craig’s list. He got an inquiry from a guy who asked him if he would take half the asking price for it, since he was buying it for his son’s recently-adopted service dog and he was on a budget. Without hesitation, Andy responded and told the guy it was theirs–free of charge. One of the many reasons I love him.
So on Saturday we met up with Chris and his son Colin at the Kenosha outlet mall since they live near Gurnee. They brougt the service dog, named Donut, along for the ride. What a beautiful dog! Chris told us about how they had to raise $12,000 to get Donut, and how they had a wonderfully overwhelming response to their efforts. Donut is a three year-old golden retreiver and fully-trained as a service dog. Part of this cost included training for the family for handling Donut. They needed the travel crate for Colin’s school, since Donut will be crated for about an hour a day there.
It was such a pleasure to meet Chris, Colin and Donut. They let us take some pictures, which I have posted below. We have a major soft spot for dogs, and it felt good to give the crate to someone who really needed it.
Donut the service dog
Donut and Colin