Gordon and Leslie’s 6½ year old black Lab Shadow has multiple tasks to perform. She is an assistance dog who was trained for Hearing Dog work. 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 Dog 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.
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!”
She is wearing an orange ID Cape dog vest with patches (one patch is an old design we no longer carry).