Macy received her first service dog, Brooklyn (shown here), when she was 14 and living at home. Sadly, Brooklyn passed away last fall, so Macy, who is now a junior at the University of Washington, is anxiously waiting for a successor dog. Like several other return applicants, Macy misses her first service dog terribly but will welcome another who will give her the independence Brooklyn once did.
Macy has Cerebral Palsy, and requires a power wheelchair to navigate her world. That means she needs help with tasks like opening doors, turning on lights, taking off a coat, and picking up dropped items. Without her dog, she must once again rely on people to help.
“I feel vulnerable, and at the mercy of others without the independence that I once took for granted,” Macy said. “While no dog will ever replace Brooklyn, I am ready and willing to regain some of that independence with the help of a successor dog.”
Join us at Dog Island Dog Days of Summer
We will be at the Dog Island Dog Days of Summer dog event on Guemes Island on Saturday, Aug. 16. Please join us if you can at this new event “celebrating canine skill, love, humor and affection.” It runs from
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and we will be doing a presentation at 12:45 p.m. Learn more and register at Dog Days of Summer. We’re sure to have a howling good time!
Volunteer appreciation and property celebration
Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, September 7, 1-3 p.m. at Summit's new property. Help us celebrate a dream come true and show our appreciation to our wonderful volunteers.
Enjoy a traditional Latino lunch, share our dream as you walk the property, and help us say "thank you" to our volunteers. Watch your in-boxes and mail boxes for your invite.