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Cleveland Boy Introduced to Guide Dog for First Time

By jim Published: April 14, 2009

W.A.G.S.4Kids, one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to providing aid dogs to children with special needs, presented Charlie Glazer, a seven year old boy from Mentor suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, with a specially trained aid dog on Friday, April 10. Ruby, a ten month old Golden Retriever, just completed her training in Marion, Ohio. She will help Charlie by being able to retrieve objects by name, open doors, drawers and the refrigerator, hit doorbells, light switches and handicapped access entry buttons.

W.A.G.S.4Kids is dedicated to training and placing mobility service and skilled companion animals and giving them free of charge to children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. They are driven by their belief in early intervention and will work with families to place a dog as early in a child's life as there is a need and an interest. Bil-Jac, based in Medina, Ohio, donates the food for the dogs during their training.

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