an overview by B.E.S.T. Service Dogs by Jan Murry Lopez, MS, Canine Life Science and Founder.
Bringing together my passion for service dogs and assisting the autism community
While researching Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with regards to the service dog
community, I discovered an organization in Detroit, Michigan called The Color of Autism
Foundation. This non-profit organization provides information and services to families
affected by autism in the Detroit African American community. The founder, Camille
Parker knew something wasn’t right when her son was born. At the age of 1 she pushed for a diagnosis and was told he had autism. She ended up quitting her job to care for him full time. She found that to get the services she needed for her son she had to fight. Her mission is to help other families navigate for services for their children so that they would not have to struggle as she has. I contacted her for her input.
B.E.S.T. Service Dogs is now offering specialized dog themed face masks as a fundraiser during these difficult times. As most areas are requiring face masks, why not don a beautiful dog themed mask and help a non-profit at the same time?
Send a message to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include whether it is for a man, woman or child and your contact information and we will get them right out for you! Or you can also order them for your group or organization, medical office or veterinary office.
See the pictures for samples. Thank you for supporting B.E.S.T. Service Dogs!
I copied this from an email I got regarding Giving Tuesday this past December, and I wanted to share it. They say it way better than I could. Giving Tuesday is a global movement and not just a fundraising day. It's all about giving: Your time, your talent, your money, your support to bring more generosity in an incredibly self centered world. I am happy to be a part of that day and of that revolution. Thank you all for your continued support of B.E.S.T. Changing the world one dog at a time!
I had posted that we would have some exciting news this week and we certainly did! but there was bad news as well. We were hoping to hear the Starry had finally conceived and we would be expecting a litter. However, it was not to be. We did everything EXACTLY right, dates, many, many tests, many vet visits, Artificial Insemination and no pups on the ultrasound. Even our reproductive specialist, Dr. Bruce Christensen, was at a loss as to why this happened. I am devastated as she is the daughter of my dear Skye who's pedigree goes back to my first dog I bred in the early 90's. We will try one more time next year, but she will be done after that.
Well it's been a bit since I wrote, but we have been patiently waiting for Starry girl to start her cycle so we could have some puppies! We had hoped for 2 litters this year, but it wasn't to be. Starry has waited almost exactly a year to begin her cycle and we had to give it a little push with some medication. We are still waiting although things look promising. She has been to the vet weekly ($$) for the last month and she still walks in with a
happy trot even though she must know they are going to poke her again.
As we know there are a lot of deals that happen in the next couple of days, and you can easily shop while donating to B.E.S.T. Service Dogs!
Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/82-3100846 and AmazonSmile donates to B.E.S.T. Service Dogs! It's the same deals, the same prices, but Amazon will donate to the non-profit for all the sales made in the next two days.