Aura

Guide / Hearing

Aura is a trained hearing service dog. She became my ears after I lost my hearing in a rocket attack in Afghanistan. I was in despair after my injuries. I needed a helper. What I received was a fur guardian angel. She has restored my independence. I went from being a blown-up deaf person to […]

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Beethoven

Guide / Hearing

I suffer from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). SJS burns you alive from the inside out. At age nine 75% of my body was covered in second and third-degree burns. My parents were told if I survived I would be blind, deaf, permanently on a feeding tube, and would never be able to breathe on my own. […]

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Kissable Katie

Guide / Hearing

Kissable Katie is my seeing eye dog & medical alert dog. She has saved my life on numerous occasions. She acts as my eyes & guides me daily. She safely maneuvers me through life’s obstacles. Kissable Katie alerts me prior to my having an Epileptic Seizure. She gets me sitting or laying down, out of […]

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Kannon

Guide / Hearing

I discovered treasure when I met Kannon my guide dog. I opened the box she gave me and found independence, confidence, and opportunity that makes me strong with courage and hope. Her treasures empower me to make a difference in my life and others. Kannon uses her special skills to navigate, communicate, and intelligently disobey […]

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Leader Dog Lady

Guide / Hearing

I’m Legally Blind, Leader Dog Lady is my Guide Dog. My world has changed so much since Lady came into my life, Leader Dog Lady is my eyes, she guides me to wherever I need to go or do. We go on a plane once or twice a year, I love life because I have […]

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Frances

Guide / Hearing

At the age of 32, I lost my eyesight from a rare complication after battling breast cancer. Over the next 6 months, I would have to relearn everything from crossing the street to sorting laundry. Then, the universe threw me the ultimate curveball – I found out I was pregnant! When people asked me how […]

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Pierce

Guide / Hearing

“I’ve used a cane for the past 25 years, and when I first took hold of the harness of my new Fidelco guide dog, I felt free.” – Don O., Fidelco client While serving with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), Don sustained an injury that eventually […]

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Hook

Guide / Hearing

My service dog, Hook, is a hearing dog. He is a 12 pound ten year old and goes almost everywhere with me. About three years ago I was downtown in Sacramento and was crossing a street. A train was coming that I did not hear because of my hearing impairment. As I was approaching and […]

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Chara

Guide / Hearing

Chara was originally trained as a signal service dog. However due to a work accident in 2008, her handler developed a neurological condition known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy type II with Dystonia after a fractured hand. Due to the bond between handler and dog, Chara has trained herself to detect impending myoclonic dystonic attacks (15-45 […]

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Xxon

Guide / Hearing

“Because of Xxon, I’m part of society again. He’s my hero every day, and I can’t imagine life without him.”?Fidelco Guide Dog “Xxon” is more than a guide to retired Air Force SSgt Michael Malarsie. He’s his new wingman in life. ?On January 3, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Malarsie was blinded and severely wounded by […]

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Jingles

Jingles is a Lab/Golden cross guide dog who works as part of a heroic team with a diabetic alert canine to help Karen Ann, who is multiply disabled. Jingles is joy unbounded, full of exuberance, and works hard to guide Karen Ann safely in every situation. Crossing streets Jingles maintains focus in the face of […]

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Lola

Lola, a dog rescued from abuse and neglect, is paying it forward-daily helping and rescuing her partner Charlene, who is deaf. Charlene relies on Lola for so many things, connecting her to the world of sound around her. Lola is her alarm clock, her exercise companion, and her reason to move beyond depression and self-imposed […]

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