Four Paws of Unconditional Love
Hi! My name is Sasha and I am a 3-year-old purebred Golden Retriever. I am no ordinary dog. I was hand-selected from a litter for my extremely gentle nature. At the age of 6-weeks I began my 2,000 hours of specialized training at Lutheran Church Charities in Northbrook, Illinois. I learned specific skills to bring comfort, joy and hope to people in all kinds of stressful situations. In March 2016, at the tender age of 18-months, I finished my training and earned the title of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog. Phil and Brenda Burden, my primary handlers, drove to get me and took me to live with them on Hilton Head Island.
They had also undergone specialized training themselves. They take excellent care of me. They are the Top Dogs. I follow a strict diet, walk four miles every day and brush my teeth twice a day. I get daily baths and regular checkups and grooming. Phil and Brenda handle all of my bookings and maintain the schedule for my substitute handlers. I work five or six days every week. I go to church with them on Sunday. The sign on my vest says PLEASE PET ME! I love my pawsome work!