Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have a guide dog? If you're at all curious, we've got a few questions for you to consider first.
Do you currently walk around your neighborhood by yourself using a cane? Are there places you'd like to go but avoid because you feel uncomfortable or unsafe? How's your stamina? Are you willing to work on it if it's not that great right now? If you have some vision, would you be comfortable trusting a guide dog help you safely navigate curbs, traffic, obstacles, et cetera, while you rely on your vision to determine where you want to go and what route to take? Now, how about your family? A guide dog isn't a pet but everyone in your household needs to be comfortable around dogs. Will everyone follow the basic rules around care, behavior, and control of the dog? Are you willing to commit to weeks of training?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, it's time for you to learn more about guide dogs.
Ed: Now that you've had a chance to learn a bit with us, we'd like to learn more about you: your name, email address, how you heard about Hadley, and your relationship to vision loss. Learning more will give us a better understanding of how to personalize Hadley just for you. And don't worry, everything you share with us online will be kept safe and secure. Of course, if you'd prefer to talk through these questions, we're just a phone call away at 800.323.4238.
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