Have you heard about Angel Service Dogs? There was an article in People Magazine about the founders, Brett & Sherry Mers of Monument, CO.
Their daughter, Riley, is terribly allergic to peanuts, to the point where she cannot enter a room where there is any possible source of contact with a peanut product. Her mom saw a TV show about how dogs are used in airports to detect illegal foods being brought into the country. She wondered if dogs could be trained to detect allergans, and thus a non-profit organization was born.
The first breed they have chosen for training is the Porti -how Presidential!
They now run a foundation dedicated to training service dogs for allergic people and matching these people to a dog who meets their specific needs. The dogs not only know how to use their noses, they also are trained to get help and can even push a pre-programmed phone button to call 911 for help.
What a great idea!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!