Madeleine Louise (MaddyLou)

Labrador Retriever
Picture of Madeleine Louise (MaddyLou), a female Labrador Retriever

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Home:Fort Wayne/Angola, IN, IN  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Maddy, MaddyLou

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-service dog

March 15th 2007

catching frisbees, squeaky balls and soft furry squeaky toys and sharing our affection with each other

Haven't found any yet.

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Favorite Food:
special homemade recipe for treats for desired behaviors rewards

Favorite Walk:
She likes going up on the hill by our apartment complex to play and run.

Best Tricks:
Madeleine loves to catch things (toys), but she really doesn't do "tricks" per say.

Arrival Story:
I am a member of the Psyciatic Service Dog Society. Several years ago I was without a service dog and sent a short email to Joan Esnayra, PhD, Founder and President of the PSDS (Psychiatric Service Dog Society/ I told her in the email that I needed help because I didn't have a service dog at that time. Then I sort of forgot about it for some time. Several months later on a Sunday morning at church I decided to go to a prayer team and ask that the Lord would provide my need regarding this. The time this prayer was prayed was about 10:30 am. I am one who happens to believe two basic things about prayer. One is that prayer is a powerful way to communicate with God (as long as we are quiet and give Him opportunity to respond) and secondly that prayer changes things. After church that same Sunday I went out to eat with a few friends and then went Christmas shopping with one of them. We went shopping until around 5:30 pm and afterward my friend decided to come to my apartment for a while. Not more than 30 minutes after we had gotten to my apartment a phone call came in to my home phone number and it was a young woman from Florida asking for me. I said it was me. She then proceeded to tell me that she was a dog trainer in Panama City, FL and that she had received a call from Joan Esnayra telling about how I needed a PSD (Psychiatric Service Dog.) The young woman said she had one in training and that it would be ready soon if I would like her. I kindly thanked her and reluctantly told her that at that time I didn't have the funds to get a professionally trained service dog. The young woman on the other end of the phone said that I misunderstood her. What she meant was that her organization, Wag! Service Dogs, was giving her to me. I could hardly believe it! God answered THAT prayer in less than 10 hours! I was informed that all I would have to pay for was my airfare there and back, all food used and vet service fees incurred while Madeleine was in training, and $10 a day for 10-14 days to do team training with Maddy. I did have the money to do that so basically all it cost me for a more than an $18,000 service dog was around $800. NO ONE, BUT NO ONE, CAN EVER TELL ME THAT GOD DOESN'T HEAR AND ANSWER PRAYER! It's just that sometimes the answer isn't "yes," but "no" or "wait." I thank the Lord for that day when He said, "yes" and I didn't have to wait. I went to Panama City, FL, trained with Maddy, and flew home with her two weeks later on the plane with her right there with me. I choose to believe that God cannot be limited to sending angels in certain forms to minister to people. He can send them in the form of dogs and I firmly believe that this is what He has done for me.

Forums Motto:
Madeleenie my Sweetie

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March 2nd 2009 More than 7 years!

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