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June 15th, 2010

Dog Helps Woman "See"



Nicole Caruso and her dog Georgie.
HYDE PARK - Nicole Caruso adopted Georgie, a 5-year old husky mix, from the Dutchess County SPCA. Ms. Caruso is legally blind. She came to the
shelter seeking a dog that could become her seeing eye dog. Her hope is to have a companion and eventually a working dog that can help her cross the
street safely and avoid obstacles when she is walking.

Ms. Caruso was assisted by Sammie Goss, the director of Service Animals are Love located in Hyde Park.  Ms. Caruso reached out to her hoping to find a
dog that would help her become more independent. They came to the DCSPCA together and worked with shelter manager, Sherry Taylor to meet dogs with
the appropriate temperament. Ms. Taylor recommended Georgie because she is a calm, well-mannered dog that knows commands and is good on a leash. In
addition to the qualities that will make Georigie a good working dog, she has an affectionate nature and will fulfill Ms. Caruso's desire for companionship. Ms. Caruso took Georgie for a walk and spent some time with her. They went home together that afternoon.

Ms. Caruso and Georgie will begin obedience training in July. When they complete the 12-week class Ms. Caruso plans to enroll in seeing eye dog
training
. Georgie is her first pet.
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