The Winding Valley of Grief: When a Dog Guide Retires or DiesBy Schneider, Katharine Standish; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 99, No. 6, pp. 368-370
Publication Date: June 2005
Article discusses the grieving process for people with visual disabilities when their dog guide retires or passes away. The author contends that guide dog training schools work very hard to help their clients bond with their new partners during initial training, yet little is said about the opposite end of the process. Two organizations that may prove to be helpful to guide dog owners are the Service Dog Committee of Association for Pet Loss Bereavement (http://www.aplb.org) and Empathizers Committee of Guide Dog Users International (http://www.gdui.org).
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )