Breed: Golden Lab / Golden Retriever mix
Talent: Aid in the Event of Epileptic Seizures
Sometimes the rescuer needs rescuing.
Chloe’s original owner suffered from epilepsy. Chloe is a service animal trained to stay close and watch for seizures. In the event of a seizure Chloe would activate a 911 call for ambulance service, push furniture out of the way, and lie on top of her owner to prevent further injury.
As a bonus: Chloe picks up dirty clothes from the floor and drops them in the laundry hamper.
Alas, pharmacological innovation put Chloe out of a job. New anti-seizure drugs worked wonders on her owner, so much so that the owner was able to start a new life with a new job and a new home … a home in a community that didn’t allow dogs.
Fast-forward to today: Chloe is the beloved third member of my favorite family in Indiana. Now in semi-retirement, her seizure responsibilities are on hold but she still contributes to laundry patrol.