Rescuing Dogs to Help the Deaf Since 1977
10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, OR 97502 • (541) 826-9220 Voice/TDD
www.dogsforthedeaf.org • email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance Dogs International
Robin Dickson, Pres./CEO
Fed. Tax ID #93-0681311
SPRING 2008 • NO. 104
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.
Many of you knew and loved Hazel. A brindle Staffordshire
Terrier mix, Hazel was our official greeter and demonstration
dog for many years. After training, Hazel lived with her trainer
and came to work every day to greet visitors and help with
tours. Visitors to DFD loved Hazel’s happy greetings and the way
she made everyone feel so welcome.
In addition, Hazel traveled the country with Robin Dickson and
performed flawless demonstrations of how the Hearing Dogs are trained.
She loved people and crowds and loved to show off her skills. People always
said, “Hi” to Hazel first and then talked to Robin. Hazel even had her own
column for a few years in the Canine Listener where she answered questions and dispensed canine
wisdom and advice.
When Hazel retired, she continued living with her trainer who eventually moved to California.
Hazel became a “beach girl” and
enjoyed retirement to the fullest. After
being diagnosed a couple of years ago
with cancer, her body finally gave
out and she had to be put to rest last
All of us who knew Hazel and loved
her will miss her greatly. She was a
special, special friend and a wonderful
goodwill ambassador for DFD.
In Memory of Hazel
Page 2 • Canine Listener • Spring 2008
FAITH Is A greAT moTIvATor
Rick C. is a Vietnam veteran with anxiety attacks. He wanted a companion to
motivate him to walk and exercise more and to help alleviate his anxiety attacks. He
goes to the Veterans Domiciliary often for classes and training to improve his life. He
needed a companion, motivation to exercise, and awareness of his surroundings.
Faith was the right match for Rick. A small, f