Meet Ollie my golden retriever who has been my Service Dog partner since 2016.
In 1993, I had a brain stem stroke as the result of a chiropractic adjustment. I’m a full-time wheelchair user and my speech is impaired. I have let-sided weakness so he retrieves almost everything from my left side and many things from my right.
He’s become very good at retrieving papers, books, and my phone which I’m dropping all the time. I teach Peace Studies and Political Science at a University. Ollie accompanies me in recreational and professional activities including travel.