At this point Vincie receives speech, occupational, and physical therapy weekly. He is learning to use a communication device to help him say what he thinks and feels. Vincie does not do much independently without direct supervision from us or his brothers. Vince loves to be a part of many social situations, however, with his delays it is difficult for him to assimilate at times. A service dog would help bridge many social limitations Vincie experiences on a daily basis through positive interaction with people curious to meet him and his K9. Also, and almost as important as any one thing, a service dog would provide a great sense of calm for Vincie during times of anxiety or limitation. Taking care of a service dog would also give him a sense of independence, responsibility, and leadership. Vincie, has experience with a service dog. He had a very strong relationship with his dad’s police service dog Timo, a Dutch Shepherd from Holland. Unfortunately, Timo passed away December of 2012. Vincie and Timo were incredible buddies and their bond was an amazing experience to watch for our whole family. Vincie is ready and excited to have his own Service Dog !!