Assistance in Acquiring a GSD pup

by Chris Taylor
(Naples, Florida, USA)

If anyone can help me I would be forever in your debit. I am a disabled veteran and I need a service dog to assist me.

I do not need a seeing eye dog as I have no problems with vision. I need one that I can train to assist me in picking up items I drop like my wallet or cane, assist me when I need to get up by bracing and allowing me to push down on them to steady, bring the phone and to get help in a emergency along with assist me with my PTSD.

I have had German Shepherds for most of my life and my last had to be put to sleep because of surgical complications. I am on disability so I am unable to buy a puppy but I am able to afford to maintain it , give it regular vet checks and medications to prevent it from becoming sick.

I am actually embarrassed to ask this but I am in a real need. If anyone has a very calm and gentle puppy they would give me please let me know. I would love to have a male but I am not choosey.

If it is a puppy that the markings cause it not to be show quality that is not a problem.

Thank you and God Bless,
Chris Taylor
[email protected]

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Jul 22, 2012
by: Deanna Hopper

And like you I too have the same problems as you. Only I have rheumatoid arthritis and I don't want a dog trained for things that I don't need.

I also want a puppy to train myself. I just lost my shepard/collie on Good Friday. I had him where he would get beside me and help off the floor. I could push on his back for balance. I didn't push hard but enough to steady myself and he loved that he was doing something for his Momma's! GOD how I miss him!

I'm so depressed without him I have no reason to go out and get amongst people, I just don't care! Besides my husband he was my very best friend! He was a momma's boy. I guess cause he knew I was ill he took it upon himself to be where ever i was. That I didn't have to teach him.

They are very intuitive to their family,I just love that! It seems as though they know what you need before you need it. My husband would ask me "What does he want?" that was the bond we had. And my Mom would say, " Why is he getting up?" I'd tell her cause I just tool my glasses off and he knows I'm getting up.

He was the one that listened without judgement,comforted me me when I needed it, he knew better than anyone. I guess I knew him better than anyone too! He Died from complications of diabetes. I guess there was a reason but i'll be damned if I can find it!.

He was a rough coat and I loved his hair. He especilly loved being brushed every night. that was poppi and clemmy time. Poppi loved bonding with him that way.

There is a book I could write about my Clem Kadiddle Hopper, but I guess i better stop now. I'm already have been crying for him today!
Thanks all for listening,
And Cris If I Come Across Something I'll Let You Know.

Write me at [email protected] if you need someone to talk to.
Deanna Hopper

Nov 14, 2010
by: Chris

Hello Cathe,
I am from Jersey too. I was born in Red Bank and raised in Union Beach.

Nov 14, 2010
Best of luck
by: Cathe

I wish you the best of luck. I am a disabled former HS teacher. I too need a help dog. I am in Jersey. I am hoping some caring people can help us. I am basically mobile. I can train a dog. I have raised GSD most of my adult life. I have Crohn's Disease, IBS,Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis. My hands lock up and it is hard to pick things up for me.
You being a veteran hopefully someone will reach out to you. You are in my prayers.

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