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A groundbreaking look at the special bond between guide dogs and those who thrive with their help.

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From a pioneering guide dog organization comes the first book to explore one of the most profound and inspiring relationships between humans and animals.

In Trust the Dog, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation introduces listeners to a group of extraordinary people who, thanks to their guide dogs, flourish in a world that assumes the ability to see. Among them are a brother and sister who lost their sight at a very young age and whose dogs essentially helped them grow up, a Serbian girl who fled civil war to find new hope in America, and a newly blind single father determined to keep his family together against all odds. Through their experiences we discover the astonishing teamwork and devotion between people who are blind and their guide dogs, the intelligence and discipline that these animals unfailingly display, and the noble work of the nonprofit organization that for fifty years has been making it all possible. A heartwarming tribute to this unique relationship, Trust the Dog is sure to change how we think about man's best friend and the possibilities of life without sight.

"Heyborne's soft-spoken reading adds touches of emotion to a narrative that describes both the training of dogs and owners and the events that led them to Fidelco." ---AudioFile

"When a blind person and a guide dog learn to trust each other, it opens up many doors. Both dog lovers and people in the disability community will love...this book." ---Temple Grandin, author of the bestseller Animals in Translation

"This original entry in the canine memoir genre should touch the reader's soul." ---Library Journal

"Compelling.... Trust the Dog is a win-win-win for the dogs, humans, and people who [hear] these moving tales of commitment, devotion, and trust." ---Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals

Trust the Dog

Rebuilding Lives Through Teamwork with Man's Best Friend

Author Gerri Hirshey, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Narrated by Kirby Heyborne

Publication date Mar 4, 2010

Running time 7 hrs

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