After a year and a half working with chocolate Lab Doco – named by Julia Schneider Lang ’08, the puppy raiser’s daughter – Cornell Chronicle staffers bade farewell to the Freedom Guide Dog Foundation pup. Doco had been coming into the Collegetown office every day since she was four weeks old.
Several months later, they received good news that Doco (now called Dogo) was placed with another Julia – a blind, 18-year-old New York City woman who has been living with multiple sclerosis since she was 12.
Before Dogo, “I was always so bored, I couldn’t do anything,” New York Julia reports. But now that she has a seeing-eye dog, she can go out on her own. “It’s more like an adventure! We go to the market or CVS and it’s fun!”
- Susan S. Lang