The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! 25 Years of Delivering Your Hometown News!  

Tag Archives: service dog

GOFI grants ‘paw-sitive’ opportunities for disabled

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Are you a dog person or a cat person? Pauline Hoegler, the founder of Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) service dog program, undoubtedly is a dog person. For over 20 years, Hoegler has been breeding golden retrievers to compete, training her dogs in agility and obedience. However, after breeding show...
Read more

Family receives service dog

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Two years ago, the Shavor Family of Needham began a journey to bring a service dog into their home for their daughter, Rachel. Just a few months ago, the Shavors welcomed Abby into their home. Abby is Rachel’s brand new service dog, trained from just a few weeks old...
Read more