Career Change, Billy with Adopted Familt
"We are absolutely loving that Billy is apart of our family! We’ve already had a full day of throwing the tennis ball, playing with Billy’s fur sis, Marley, and taking lots of (quick) snuggly naps. He’s doing wonderful and I know he’s going to love it here with us! We honestly couldn’t have found a better match for our family! We love him so much already. Thank you again for making it possible for him to be a member of our family."
Hearing Dog team Darwin & Crispy
“Thank you International Hearing Dog Inc for this wonderful dog Crispy, wearing his work vest, goes everywhere with Darwin and lets people know, “this person is hearing impaired and cannot understand what all you say.” People have become more considerate and patient. A hearing loss is an invisible handicap but Crispy males the invisible visible”
Hearing Dog team Chad & Harmony
Chad is an active-duty National Guard service member and also a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and Operation Enduring Freedom. His hearing loss is attributed to military combat and training operations while serving his country. He has been involved stateside in responding to natural disasters and overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Once his tours ended, he returned home and found difficulties adjusting to his hearing loss.
“The staff at IHDI are so in touch with the dogs they have and really take time to find out what needs the folks have that come to them for help,” Chad said. “I felt instantly welcomed, and that gave me hope and confidence that this close knit team of caring professionals would be able to help me bridge the gap between my life and disability. My deepest thanks and appreciation for providing me with Harmony as a friend, helped, and healer."
Hearing Dog team Amanda & Whiskey
"With Whiskey in my life, my life has forever been changed for the better! Whiskey has forever changed my life in so many ways. With him in my life I feel safe, aware of what is going on in our environment, whether outside, in public or home. We are a team; we take care of each other."
Hearing Dog team Joanna & Dove
"As of October 2018, I have my third hearing dog, Dove, who is the current love of my life. With Dove, I am not afraid of anything that comes my way. I know Dove will listen and alert me to things that affect my safety."
Hearing Dog team Sarah & Penny
"Penny’s training was absolutely stellar. She is a better match for me than I imagined possible! She is consistent with her alerts and extremely attentive in all situations. Her professionalism has given me the opportunity to help others understand the importance of service dogs to those that need them. Her presence has also made my quality of life so much better. My fear of missing important cues in public and at home have greatly diminished. I am better able to do everyday tasks knowing if there’s something I need to know, she will alert me to it... often times even without training! This makes me confident that I can navigate through life much better! "