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Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a not for profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for wounded veterans and children with autism through the placement of skillfully trained service, therapy and companion dogs. Retrieving Freedom, Inc. promotes public awareness through education, showcasing the talents that these dogs have to allow a new degree of independence in their partner's lives.
Where some see limitations, We bring opportunities!
Retrieving Freedom uses the community involvement of students, other organizations, trainers, and Veterans to place life changing and saving service dogs with disabled Veterans and children with autism.
Stage one of the RFI mission is to allow Veterans and children to live a more independent life with the service dog that they need and deserve. The autistic children and disabled veterans that will benefit from these dogs also come from every walk of life with an indiscriminate social/economic background. Many of these individuals will have astronomical care costs for the rest of their lives. Non-discretionary spending is not an option for the majority of these individuals. The realization of what these disabled Veterans have given to this country that we call the United States is huge in the comparison to the service dog that they now need.
Stage two of the RFI mission covers several fronts to provide the final product. The more individuals that RFI can benefit while producing these dogs, the more successful this mission will be. The obvious benefit comes to the recipients of the placed service dog, however the added benefits that can be gained in the two years it takes to train the dog are invaluable. RFI’s professional dog trainers incorporate troubled teenagers and local students with the training of the service dogs, improving their attitude towards life, elders, purpose and inner self. It is incredible to see these unique connections the students have made in their efforts to train a service dog that will improve the independence in someone else’s life.
- Scott Dewey
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