So today the sitter came over to watch Thor (sick in bed...poor guy) while I zipped down to the post office. $42 later ($20 application fee + postage) it was officially sent. Huge sigh of relief! Now to sit back and wait as patiently as I can manage for 4 Paws to contact me so we can begin the fundraising portion of this journey!
*the two people who originally said they would do referrals, ultimately ended up stalling too much and/or changing their minds. I think this has a lot to do with the lack of knowledge surrounding Autism Service Dogs in general...heck, I didn't know about them until a few months ago! I know that I am bringing something "new" to my community and a lot of people think it's bogus that a dog could possibly be so good for an Autistic child....I challenge those people to read about it. Read the FAQ's here and also do your own online searches. I whole heartedly believe that Thor will pioneer the way for other's in our area who could benefit from an Autism Service Dog.