Gordon & Leslie’s 6½ year old black Lab Shadow has multiple tasks to perform. She was trained for hearing assistance work and as most Hearing Dogs, she alerts Gordon & Leslie to various sounds they would otherwise miss, such as fire alarms, the telephone ringing, buzzers or timers for cooking, people knocking at the door, or any other noises that aren’t what she feels is normal in her world. She also does reach assistance work for them. Shadow will pick up things they drop and go get things that are a bit low and cause them pain to bend over and get. While she is at work, she wears her Hearing Dog vest and patches.
Gordon says, “She makes the quality of our lives so much better and that’s so important to us. Shadow does many things for us other than being a wonderful loving companion. Shadow is just incredible!”
You might enjoy reading Gordon’s comments (see ID Cape & Patches) about how our products have helped Shadow to accompany her owners in public places.