Sunday, January 5, 2014

Handlers of the Month

January's Handlers of the Month 
...a special shout out to all our trainers!

As we begin a new year, the Illini Service Dogs would like to take the opportunity to thank every member of this program.  A program like this takes a lot of commitment, time, money, and effort to keep things running smoothly.  Without our wonderful members, this would not be possible.  From our administrative board to our newest members and everyone in between, we would like to say thank you. Thank you for volunteering yourself to make a difference and change people's lives for the better.  It takes a special person to be able to not only work well with the dogs, but with all the people involved in this program as well.  It is such a rewarding experience to be able to see these dogs transform into service dogs, but it is also very challenging and takes a lot of patience and consistency among all.  Our members go above and beyond every day to help make this program run.  Whether it is being a primary trainer, helping to fundraise, or dealing with the finances, our members do it all.  We are so proud of everything that has been achieved through the years that Illini Service Dogs has been running, and we are so excited to see what 2014 will bring!

Some of our members at our summer training session.

Some of our members receiving the 1867 Society grant.

Some of our members, past and present, at a training at U of I.

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