A tribute to Leroy’s incredible life as a #GlydeDog service dog

September is Assistance Dog Month, an opportunity to recognize our assistance dogs. September also has a few tribute parties to celebrate the pets we’ve lost. September 11 is National Pet Memorial Day and September 22 is #RememberMeThursday, a day when we remember the dogs that are no longer with us. This tribute post from Leroy is a perfect opportunity to honor those holidays. We were saddened to learn of the passing of longtime #GlydeDog, Leroy. He was an adorable Labrador Retriever. Leroy had a spectacular life as a service dog, adopted when he was 2 years old. We are happy and honored to share the details of Leroy’s life. Read on to learn more about service dogs and discover Leroy’s remarkable story!

What makes a good service dog?

While many of us agree that all of our dogs are of service to us, there are dogs that are highly trained to be of service to others. The best service dogs are smart, well-behaved, reliable, calm under pressure, and hard to distract. Some of the breeds you consider service dogs include the top dog breeds in the United States, such as Labrador Retrievers, german shepherd dogs, Golden Retrievers And Poodles.

Labradors are great service dogs.

Read this article on service dogs to find out what types there are and what they do.

Meet Leroy the service dog

Dogs have a big impact on our daily lives. In honor of Service Dog Month and #Remember Me on Thursday, we’re thrilled to share an amazing #GlydeDog who makes every day special for his mom and dad, and for all he’s helped in class. of road. We were honored that Janet shared this story of her dog, Leroy. He was a service dog at heart and did a lot of things to make other people’s lives even better.

Leroy also loved cats

Here’s what the parents of Leroy’s dogs had to say about Leroy’s wonderful life!

“Leroy had an interesting life and a great love of service. He was raised in prison through the Texas Guide Dog Outreach Program, but lost a kidney at age 2 and had to retire from guide dog training.(He taught inmates how to care for others and improve their lives.) We adopted him and with his huge heart of service, we worked together for many years as an ambassador guide dogs.

He especially enjoyed visiting children with special needs at Morgan’s Wonderland as well as local intercity elementary schools. One school even published a book about him called “The Dog Who Thought He Was A Pumpkin” after a Halloween visit in which he wore an adorable Jack-O-Lantern costume. Leroy also visited and comforted residents of nursing homes and even hospice patients during his years of service.

Leroy was getting old and knew how to hide his pain. It wasn’t until his mother learned Glyde Mobility Chews while working in a veterinary clinic, he began his daily regimen of Glyde. The cold press treatment of the green-lipped muscle was miraculous. He quickly became that fun puppy-like dog he once was. His family never realized he was in pain and pain until he started taking Glyde and started feeling better. After all those years of hard work, he deserved his daily Glyde to help him feel young and brave again. It was the best heart-shaped treat and he loved them until the very end.

Glyde helped Leroy live a better life by sharing his home and his love with other guide dogs and training them in the inner workings of life with cats who loved him. We will miss her joyful daily Glyde dance as well as her big heart for life. He was a special boy who helped others learn to have a big heart like his.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share how lucky he was to have had a delightful way to simply better his life and be of more service to others. It’s an amazing gift Glyde gives and I’m proud that Leroy has been a #Glydedog for so many years!!”

— Janet and Robert, Leroy’s mum and dad

Leroy the service dog

We would like to thank Janet for sharing the remarkable life of her dog, Leroy. He was an amazing dog and we were honored to celebrate him as part of this year’s #GlydeDog tribute post. Leroy is gone, but certainly not forgotten. Unfortunately, he crossed the rainbow bridge in August. Leroy had a good life and gave his all to serving others. We wanted to honor his legacy and the good he did during his time here. Glyde Mobility Chews is proud to have him as a tribute to Glyde Dog this year. We are honored to celebrate his life and recognize all the good he has done.

What to do if your dog dies

Know that you are not alone. Give yourself grace and allow yourself to cry. Our dogs are part of the family and we treat them as such. While you think about it, there are several parties with tributes that you can participate in by celebrating your pet’s life. Here are some pet memorial holidays:

It is important to grant yourself grace and understanding, because you miss your dog who played so much of your life. Here are some ways to honor your dog and preserve his memory.

Our dogs add so much to our lives. Be sure to give them everything they need to live their best life!

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