Strut your Pup wrote -
Cold Spring Lions Club 2nd Annual Strut your Pup event to raise awareness and support for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Heeling Autism Service dog program.
Heeling Autism dogs offer safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. The program boasts a 100% success rate, with the largest statistical improvements in the areas of traveling, eating and sleeping behaviors.
A Heeling Autism dog in a family with an autistic child can also: increase social acknowledgment of the child by his or her peers; provide companionship; reduce parental stress; and increase the child’s level of independence, confidence, and social acceptance.