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judges 2011


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Entry Category Guide & Hearing Dogs
Charity Partner Guide Dogs For The Blind
Location Chandler, Arizona


Darwin is one of the most incredible dogs I have had the pleasure of meeting. As a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, I have had a few dogs through my house, but Darwin surpassed them all. In the 14 months I had him (from 8 weeks old) I knew that he was going to be a life-changer for whoever he went to. While he made it through 8 of 8 phases of training for Guide Dogs, he was not cut out for that particular job; that's where Early Alert Canines came into his story. They saw his potential, and brought him into their program to be a Diabetic Alert Dog. In January of this year Darwin graduated from their program with an adorable 5 year old type 1 diabetic girl, Laura. He saves her life every day, and allows her wonderful parents to take a big sigh of relief. He changes the lives of everyone he meets, but none as much as his new family. So much so, they have made him a blog to catalog all of his adventures and how he has brought so much to his little girl's life: darwintheDAD.com

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