Olivia & Olivia


I was invited to speak to a crowd of America’s VetDogs staff, volunteers and donors at their 9th annual Golf Tournament and fundraiser. After brief remarks, Charlie and I were ask to remain at the podium. I had no idea what was happening. Olivia, along with Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind‘s Sunny, came up and talked about Charlie and how special his mission is. I was crying. Olivia was crying. Then, I was told that my FB fundraising efforts had accumulated $4,500+, which is in addition to the direct donations Charlie and I’ve raised through VetDogs.org. I WAS STUNNED! I was then told we now had “naming rights” to a little female black lab puppy. Coincidentally, I’d mentioned to some folks earlier in the day that I’d love to sponsor a service dog puppy and name her Olivia in honor of Charlie’s beloved puppy raiser, Olivia Poff. Well everyone, you helped make this possible through your generous contributions. So, here she is! Please meet our very own puppy-in-training, Olivia! Since I couldn’t have done this without you, I consider her ours and I’ll be sure to provide updates on her progress! Right now, she’s eight weeks old and really cute…. that’s all I know. Olivia, I thank God every day for you and Charlie – you both have changed my life.


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