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I'M GETTING A GUIDE DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey I literally just got a call from Leader dogs just a few minutes ago. I've been APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going May 26th to get my guide dog.

Lindsay

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Yeah, goodluck
Today leader dogs sent me a Christmas card. I'm so excited I can't wait to get the dog.


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I am ready for Fidelco to call me back. I had some questions so I sent them an email. They then wanted to call me. They called me during a practice run for my Senior project. So know I am waiting to hear from them on Monday.


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You will love it! The hardest part is getting the dog to stop focusing on the instructor.


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Cool I CAN'T wait to experience that


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Yeah! It is so smooth, and now I walk very confidently.


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Cool


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Yeah Juno jals are pretty cool, but nothing like the real thing. A juno walk is likea Chevy and the real thing it like a Limo or Cadillac.


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Nice! That is exciting news! They are a great organization. Great stuff. The time will fly by and you will have your dog in no time. You all will have to compare your training stories.

All the best!
Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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They definitely differ in age requirements, many require persons to wait until the end of high school. But, I believe some have changed the policy, but not all of them.

Keep us posted! The Juno Walk is pretty cool, it gives you a taste, but the real thing is quite amazing. Thank you for letting us know.


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Oh, that's interesting I never heard that before most the places I looked up it was age 16 or older the school here in NC but technically Canada I read takes 14 and up but yeah and the classes are in the summer only. I really like leader dogs so far they're quick and friendly and conscientious. They even asked when graduation at my high school was. I can't wait! Sometime soon they are going to send someone to do a Juno walk. I wonder what that'll be like


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OMG. I cannot wait till im 18 because that's how long you have to wait here in florida. 2 more years to go.


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I'm kind of hoping for a German Shepard but, I'm not too picky. I kind of hope it would be the type that'll be ready to go for a run or to just lay around


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What kind of dog do you want?


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Awesome! This is great news, you will love it.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB staff


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Wow, I remember when I had to wait a long time like that. Congratulations!


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