Karaline and Rocky's Story

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Kara and Rocky have been placed!

Kara and her service dog Rocky were placed in February 2019. Rocky helps Kara during times of high anxiety, providing her comfort and unconditional love. Read their original story below and leave a comment congratulating them!

Karaline is 7 and was diagnosed last year with ASD and ADHD. Karaline loves math and excels in it at school. She loves the outdoors and taking care of her Chickens: Nugget, Savory, Lemon Pepper, Grilled, BBQ, Fried and Princess Leia. Kara has a severe sensory disorder that causes major meltdowns. Fabrics and noise set her off and she cannot control her outbursts and emotions that overtake her. It breaks this mama's heart. Kara also cannot handle routine changes that happen unexpectedly, so adding another stop to my grocery outing causes her to lose control because of the unknown. We have to talk about outings days in advance to prepare her. She struggles with hitting, kicking, screaming, and hurting herself. I just want my baby happy - I think that is every parent's wish for their child. Kara also has a hard time attending events at our church and refuses to participate with the other children though she desperately wants to. This service dog would be such a blessing to not only Kara, but us as a family as it would help her and therefore make her happy and we'd be able to enjoy more things as a family. Thank you so much for helping us on this journey!


  • Russell family | Feb 28th 2019 @ 9:33 AM

    ...moving forward. RTI is a great organization and we happily support their work. Good luck, stay safe, and most of al we wish you peace.

  • Patti Garbe | Mar 1st 2019 @ 2:53 PM

    So happy for you! I hope this dog gives Kara some comfort... Best of luck to you!

  • Kathy Sage | Mar 1st 2019 @ 11:47 PM

    Congrats Kara and Rocky! I can tell from the close bond you already have together that you are going to be a great team and stride to do everything you have always wanted to do!

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