Ok so as far as my disability, it is called RSD or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. I have nerve issues with my whole right side, symptoms range from swelling, burning pain pretty much all the time, ice cold extremities, muscle spasms. I am looking for a service dog to help with things right now like picking up things that I have dropped or can't hold on to, helping with laundry and opening and closing doors, I do have some minor mobility issues at times right now, I would also love to have a dog that can help me retrieve objects ( such as medications), help with undressing on bad days. Eventually I will need the dog more and more for helping with my mobility. I currently am still trying to work but do have days were getting out of bed is impossible due to the pain. The dr is unsure of how long it might take, because it is a rare disease and there aren't many treatment options, but he says it may be one day I'm walking and the next day I'm stuck in my wheelchair permanently. I'm just taking things day by day but I'm not letting it get me down or put me out. I have an organization that is about an hour away from me asking for $7,000 (um, I have a disability and I work one day a month if I can so having a sole income for a family of 5 makes that IMPOSSIBLE unless they are going to wait 30 years) and then they want me to be at their facility for 3 weeks...my kids are still in elementary school, it's not like they are older and can do without mommy for 3 weeks. Other organizations are either hours away or won't take out of state. I'm devistated that people are less than helpful when you have a disability. I understand that it takes money and support to train the dogs but I also know that alot of places have things donated to them, from money, to food, training, vet care..etc. As I posted before, I am from PA. I can't afford to pay trainer after trainer, class after class, and all of the extras but I am capable for paying for vet care, food, supplies, shelter and things of that nature. My current pets are spoiled rotten
, I wish I could find anything or anyone in my area that could help me some way some how. I also have a black lab puppy that I thought was going to work well initially but she pulls me when walking (i've tried collars, harnesses, gentle leader, stopping when she pulls) and she doesn't seem to get it. She also doesn't listen to commands well and is VERY easily distracted
. I'm starting to wonder if it's even worth it all
. I love my puppies and hate that they aren't working out.