Books

Come, Let Me Guide You by Susan Krieger

Come, Let Me Guide You explores the intimate communication between author Susan Krieger and her guide dog Teela over the ten-year span of their working life together. This is a book about being led by a dog to new places in the world and new places in the self, a book about facing life’s challenges outwardly and within, and about reading those clues—those deeply felt signals—that can help guide the way.

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Come Let Me Guide You

Steady Hedy by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

In this intimate and honest memoir, Greenlee shares surprising lessons and adventures she encountered after the devastation of her sudden and profound loss of vision. She takes readers past the gates of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California, and into the 28 days of intensive training that’s required to graduate with a guide dog. Surrounded by a supportive community of staff and students, Greenlee faces the bondage of her Confucian upbringing and finds freedom far beyond mobility with a guide dog.

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A Gift of Dogs by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

This book is not only about guide dogs, remarkable as they are. It’s each person’s unique story of making peace with what has been called the Nation’s Number One Most Feared Disability.

As a sighted person reading this book, you may catch a glimpse of what it’s like for the blind and visually impaired, and marvel at their tenacity and determination to overcome the adversities they have faced. If you are blind or visually impaired, you may find comfort, a sense of community, and possibly hope in the knowledge that others have gone before you into the dark and have found their way — some with patience, some with humor, some kicking and screaming, and some with delight. Each of these solitary journeys is unique, but they all have one thing in common — a gift of dogs.

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A Gift of Puppies by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

“…In this book, you will read about the feelings of many puppy raisers, and you will hear from others, such as breeder custodians, that are all important contributors to the life cycle of a service animal. You’ll understand their joys and heartbreaks, what it is like to take a cute bundle of fur into their homes, to deal with shredded shoes and little puddles on the carpet. You’ll count the shadows of developing puppies on a sonogram as they grow inside their mother. You’ll join puppy raisers when they drop off their mature dog for training, and you’ll experience the joy of watching a very special and highly educated Dog make a difference in another person’s life.

So, turn the page quickly and join us for a very special adventure. And, perhaps you’ll want to join this very special volunteer lifestyle and make a difference in a puppy’s life and that of a very lucky human.”
G. Morgan Watkins
Former President and CEO
Guide Dogs for the Blind
July 2010 – December 2011

Find it here.

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Websites

The first link is the ADA Service Dog Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which is the page a service dog handler wants to read or print out when experiencing discrimination, requiring a refresher course, or wants to educate others about the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Also find links to service dog organizations, service dog bloggers, and service dog content creators that are making an impact for people with life challenges and disabilities.