Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5 Reasons to Invest in a Diabetic Alert Dog Today

When it comes diabetes care, there is little that can compare to the value of Diabetic Alert Dogs. The initial cost can seem intimidating, but this is an investment that has many positive aspects for those affected as well as their caregivers. Here we are listing the top five reasons to invest in a Diabetic Alert Dog.

1. Diabetic Alert Dogs Provide Freedom and Security
Diabetics often feel like they are restrained by the constant monitoring of their blood sugar levels. To let your guard down for even a moment, could result in serious health risks. But with Diabetic Alert Dogs, both diabetics and their caregivers have a sense of freedom and security. These service dogs provide diabetes care in any social setting so you can find the independence you've always wanted.

2. A Side Effect of Diabetes Care is Friendship
Your investment in a service dog for help in diabetes care is the primary goal. However one of the side effects is also a new loving friend. Alert dogs for diabetics are great in filling the role of caregiver, but what is often overlooked is the strong bond that comes along with your new companion, and new family member. Life without your service dog will soon be hard to imagine.

3. Stress Relief and Therapy
When you receive the best dog for Diabetics, your life will change. The constant knot in your stomach and fear that your child isn't being given the proper attention will go away. Safety, joy and independence are just a few qualities that will replace those stressful feelings with your alert dog. With their high capacity for compassion and loyalty, these highly intelligent dogs are sure to be your best form of therapy. There is no price tag for stress free days and an improved quality of life.

4. Round the Clock Diabetes Care
You’re familiar with those sleepless nights waiting for your child’s blood sugar to drop, feeling that at any moment you will need to rush in and give a shot of insulin. But with a diabetic alert dog, those stressful thoughts swirling in your brain will be replaced with a gentle sigh of relief with the knowledge that vigilant eyes are always on them. SDWR service dogs are trained to detect changes in blood sugar any time of the day or night. Your alert dog will be by your child’s side, giving proper diabetes care around the clock, so you can finally sleep well at night.

5. Labrador Retrievers are the best dogs for Diabetics.
In choosing the best dogs for Diabetics, it’s important to find a breed that is capable of completing our intense training program, as well as prove to be loyal companions to their owners. We have pride knowing that Labrador Retrievers are devoted dogs that will always be there for you, no matter what. We've seen firsthand their natural guardian instincts. There is a lot of effort and intelligence that goes into being the best dogs for Diabetics. When a person’s health is at stake, it takes an acute sense of intuition to act immediately and protect. These are just a few of the characteristics we search for in selecting our service dogs. Labrador Retrievers have a true gift for being a Diabetic Alert Dog and also making them the best investment for diabetes care.

If you are a loved one are in need of a service dogs for Diabetic children or adults, please contact us today.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Coloring for Miracles & Autism Grants

What is autism care? If you have a loved one on the spectrum, you know autism care can mean many things. From searching for your loved one when he or she has eloped, to finding peace through tantrums and outbreaks, there is so much that a guardian has to care for on a daily basis. At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, it’s our mission to help provide service dogs for those with or caring for an invisible illness. Our non-profit helps offset the cost of a service dog and place service dogs in the homes of families for training. With our unique training program, our clients have been able to live safer, fuller lives.

How Do Autism Assistance Dogs Make a Difference?

With an Autism Service Dog, you know you can trust that your child on the spectrum is in good hands. With unexpected episodes or outbursts, a service dog can help keep any child calm and interrupt irrational behavior. This is the same for self-harm as well - when a child engages in this behavior, a service dog is trained to gently interrupt their handler from continuing. When a child attempts to run away, a service dog can stop him or her; if he or she has already run away, they can help to find the lost child.

In addition to the safety precautions they provide, Autism Assistance Dogs can also help children develop necessary skills. They facilitate improved sleep patterns, increased social interaction, help with sensory processing disorders, reading, and more. With an autism dog, children and adults on the spectrum are able to lead a more structured life.

Coloring for Miracles: Win a $10,000 Grant for an Autism Service Dog

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SDWR is awarding five $10,000 grants to those participating in our ‘Coloring for Miracles’ campaign. Participants will choose a coloring page on our site, color it in with their loved one and let us know how an Autism Assistance Dog would make a difference in their household. An application is to be filled out with the coloring page attached, and participants will pay a submission fee. SDWR will choose the top coloring pages to be awarded $10,000. Submissions end April 30th, 2015. Apply today! Find submission information at http://www.sdwr.org/coloring-for-miracles/.

Do you have questions about our ‘Coloring for Miracles’ campaign? Are you interested in an Autism Service Dog? Contact SDWR for more information.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Service Dogs for Autism Care

If you are an autism care taker, you most likely know the challenges autism care presents on an everyday basis. The need to care for your loved one on the spectrum can be overwhelming, and with a lack of autism support, constant care is sometimes your only option.

At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, it’s our mission to help families who struggle with the constant demands of raising an Autistic child. We train our service dogs to understand all aspects of autism, so you feel like you have a caretaker, friend and guardian. SDWR service dogs are the best dogs for Autistic children for a number of reasons. Read to to learn why assistance dogs for autism are great for providing autism care.

They Prevent Physical Harm

Characteristics of autism include self-injurious behavior and unexpected elopment. Both behaviors could result in physical harm if not paid immediate attention to. When a child on the spectrum engages in self-harm, his or her service dog is there to intervene their behavior. If a child tries to elope, the child’s service dog hinders them from wandering. Assistance dogs for autism are there first and foremost to protect your child from any dangers that they may come across. With a service dog at your side, preventing your child from harm becomes easier.

Assistance Dogs For Autism Provide a Blanket of Emotional Support

With autism, having your child remain calm in all situations can prove to be a challenge. Outbreaks are normal, and dealing with them can get exhausting. With a service dog at his or her side, your child will feel an overall calming effect. Children with autism dogs are more prone to remain relaxed and feel more secure with a companion. The provide emotional stability both at home and in public settings. In addition, Autism Service Dogs aid in increased social interaction, improved sleep patterns, and more.

Finding Autism Support Through a Service Dog

If you can relate to any of the above situations, it might be time to turn to a service dog for support in autism care. SDWR provides service dogs for individuals on the spectrum. Our dogs are fully trained to aid in autism support and care. If you or a loved one are in need of a service dog, please contact SDWR today.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SDWR is awarding five $10,000 autism assistance dog grants to those who enter our “Coloring for Miracles” contest. To find more information and to apply, please visit www.sdwr.org/coloring-for-miracles. Submissions run through April 2015.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Coloring for Miracles - Autism Dogs for a Cause

During National Autism Awareness Month, the autism community takes strides in celebrating and educating the general public about invisible illness. As Autism Service Dog providers, SDWR is proud to be involved in the autism community. We meet countless families who live with a loved one on the spectrum. Again and again, we’ve seen our service dogs make a difference in the lives of these families.

Coloring for Miracles

In light of National Autism Awareness Month April 2015, we are embracing our commitment to raise awareness. We want to make a life-changing impact towards the families who have been looking for an autism service dog for children. Through our campaign Coloring for Miracles, individuals are given a chance at receiving a $10,000 grant towards an SDWR autism dog for kids.

Our campaign doesn’t stop there. We want you and your loved one to be involved. To enter, you will choose from a selection of five coloring pages - you and your child will work together to color this page and let us know how a service dog will change your life. Once you submit your coloring page to SDWR, our staff will choose a winner for each of the five coloring pages.

Why Service Dogs for Autism?

Autism dogs change the way Autistic children live with their invisible illness. From preventing outbreaks, self-harm, and elopement, autism dogs protect a child’s physical health. Through their overall calming effect, service dogs can help improve sleep patterns, improve reading skill sets, and increase social interaction. They provide a physical and emotional difference in the life of an individual on the spectrum. Autism caretakers often feel a burnout from never-ending care and worry for their loved one. With an autism dog aiding in protection and sensory care, it is easier to find peace.

Reach Out to SDWR

To stay updated about our Coloring for Miracles campaign, follow us on Facebook for announcements and submissions from Autism families across North America and beyond. If you have questions about our Autism Awareness month campaign or want to learn more about service dogs for Autistic children please contact SDWR today.

Friday, March 20, 2015

An SDWR Review: Service Dogs for Seizures

With a Seizure Response Dog, the worries of seizure disorder lessen as you know you have a protector for you or your loved one. At SDWR, we have seen service dogs for seizures change lives. Our seizure dog training trains dogs to care for their handler after a seizure, including activating a life-alert system, getting help during or after a seizure and keeping their handler protected in public in the case of a seizure. In a world that is not always informed about the dangers and effects of seizure disorder, seizure dogs and epilepsy seizure dogs play an important role. In today’s blog post, we want to introduce you to an SDWR family who found help for their daughter’s seizure disorder in a life-changing way:

“Jerzy has been an amazing addition to our family. He arrived to our house in May for our daughter who has a seizure disorder and is non-verbal. Jerzy and our daughter have become such sweet and wonderful friends. They attend school together on a daily basis and he even rides the bus. They go to adaptive horseback riding, swimming and biking lessons together and he enjoys watching over her from the side lines. Jerzy has done a wonderful job at responding to her seizures...and does a great job at comforting her after the seizure. Everyone at SDWR has been amazing. The trainers worked great with us and we're always so patient and helpful.Thank you!!” -SDWR Family

From here, we can see that service dogs for seizures are more than just that. They are a best friend and a companion for those with invisible illness and their families. They play a crucial role in protecting their handlers from the danger that presents itself on a daily basis. When you feel protected against the harms of seizure disorder, life is more manageable. You and your loved ones are more able to enjoy a better quality of life without the fear of what might happen next.  

This is only one example of a family who found comfort through a Seizure Response Dog. There are families all across North America and beyond who turn to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for answers to the fear they face through invisible illness. To find more SDWR reviews, visit our SDWR testimonials page.

If you or a loved one are interested in learning about service dogs for seizures, please contact Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers today.

Friday, March 13, 2015

SDWR's Therapy Dogs Never Stop Giving

A service dog for invisible illness will always be there to care for you or your loved one. A service dog’s gift lies not only in their ability to keep owners safe, but also to be dependable and reliable as a caretaker and as a friend. At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, we can proudly say that our dogs never stop giving their special gift. Read to learn how and why a therapy dog will always be there for you.

Therapy Dogs Will Always Protect You

Service dogs are there to protect you from any harm that an invisible illness presents. For example, a Diabetic Alert Dog will alert for high and low blood sugars, so that their owner can take action and prevent side-effects from occurring. Autism dogs keep children on the spectrum from harming themselves and eloping. A seizure dog can protect his or her handler post-seizure by guarding them in public and obtaining help. These are just a few examples of how therapy dogs can keep you protected. They are trained to always be there for you in the case you may be presented with harm.

They Care for Your Invisible Illness

Therapy dogs are trained to understand the complications of an invisible illness. From the time they are selected as pups to be a part of our service dog training program until the time they are placed in your home, service dogs for kids and adults are taught to understand your specific illness and attend to it as needed. As long as you have a service dog by your side, you will know there is someone there to care for your invisible illness.

Therapy Dogs Make the Greatest Companions

When our clients invest in a service dog, they are surprised to find that their service dog ends up being more than just a service dog - he or she becomes a loyal and trustworthy friend. Yes, a therapy dog will first and foremost be a protector and a guardian for your or your loved one’s health. But they will also become a close friend and a family member. At SDWR, we choose Labrador Retrievers because they are the best breeds of service dog for kids and adults. Their compassionate and intelligent nature truly makes them the greatest companions.

If you or a loved one are in need of a service dog, please contact SDWR today.