Kate & NSD Oakley – Certified Service Dog for Autism Team
When your child receives a diagnosis of Autism, your world spins. Your mind tries desperately to manage emotions so intense you wonder if you’ll ever make it through. All our lives we have realized that it is dogs, without ego or fear of failure, who are the most superior of friends. It is this friendship that we wanted for Kate. Whether it be the loyalty that keeps Kate safe in a world so difficult to navigate or whether it be Oakley’s deep pressure “visits” that make her feel calm.
A dog, like a parent, will love a child more than it loves itself. It is for this reason these dogs are the only therapy suitable to live in our world, day and night, year after year. NSD Oakley “Long Legs” has bounded into our hearts in a big way. It is a big success story that’s just beginning and we owe it all to the staff, volunteers and supporters at National Service Dogs. Thank you!