Charlie — Guide / Hearing

Location: Daly City, California

I am deaf and trained the dog myself. He is registered under AKC canine partners. He actually saved my life from a fire. I was busy playing on my phone,he started barking and pawing at me. I ignored him and shooed him off, eventually yelling at him to shut up!! He still wouldn’t quit. He began to nip my legs, I finally get up and opened the door. I was hit with a thick black wall of smoke. I scooped the dog up and found my way outside. Seconds later my room was in flames. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here nominating him. This is not the only amazing thing he does. He’s a very bright dog,very stubborn and refuses commands when he feels it’s not safe. He has protected me from many shady characters. He has helped me rescue kittens, helped me rear them up. He even helped me track a pair of kittens trapped in a wall. Before COVID-19 he enjoyed visiting the nursing home, brought so much joy to the patients. He is welcome everywhere and makes friends everywhere. Before the fire he was mauled by a pitbull, I saved his life and he saved mine. More than once. The best dog ever.

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