When my husband and I adopted Lola, a special needs puppy, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. Within the first month, we realized how far over over our heads we really were. Lola is a survivor of the distemper virus but it took its toll on her before letting her go. Lola is blind, epileptic and has limited cognitive development due to the virus. When we first reached out to Debby, we didn’t even know what to ask for help with….it seemed like everything! Debby has taught us how to communicate with Lola (a basic bond that I will take for granted again!). The first time we got Lola into a “sit”, I almost broke down into tears. Lola has come so far in our work with Debby, I am amazed at the difference just a few short months have made. When everyone else told us that Lola would never have a good quality of life, Debby gave us the hope and tools to prove them wrong. Even with all of her obstacles, Lola has proven herself to be a strong, happy, charismatic dog. But more importantly, she is a cherished member of our family.