DOG Name: PATTON
Team Since: 2018
Wren is a sweet young lady who is diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, ADHD, Anxiety, Sensory Processing Disorder, Hypotonia and Autism. Wren experiences extreme anxiety when going to medical appointments, and gets easily overwhelmed in unfamiliar places and large crowds. Unexpected and loud noises are also very anxiety-provoking for Wren. While she receives Physical, Speech, Occupational and ABA therapies, both in and out of school, Wren’s Mom was looking for an additional tool to help expand Wren’s world, while also providing a distraction during otherwise uncomfortable situations.
In July of 2018, Wren and PATTON became a team! PATTON is a beautiful Black Lab who will help Wren by anchoring to ease her anxieties in doctors offices, as well as crowded places. Wren will not only benefit from the Deep Tactile Pressure PATTON provides, but also PATTON’s ability to interrupt any negative behaviors that Wren may have. He will give Wren the reassurance and security she needs, and the ability to feel like life isn't always so scary!
PIF 1 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from Direct Client's or Handler's direct efforts up to the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal.
PIF 2 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from a Direct Client or Handler, which does not result from a Direct Client's or Direct Handler's direct efforts. Once a Direct Client or Handler reaches the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal, then ALL funds and "non-cash" credit are applied PIF 2.