Dedications

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My first Assistance Dog -

Seeing Eye Dog, Walter

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TravelPaws Founder & Director Nina Smith looking happy and proud of her first Seeing Eye Dog, Walter in harness.

Walter, I miss you so much. Through you, I regained my independence, confidence, strength and resilience. It is impossible to describe what you gave me. You knew how to enjoy life. You lived it to the fullest; curious, honest, spontaneous, and free. You helped me find the way to be these things myself. Through your final months, I nursed you through your illness. Through your weakness, I learned to trust that I have something to give. You set me free.

Nina Smith
Founder & Director, TravelPaws.

My current Assistance Dog -

Guide Dog, Nixon

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TravelPaws Founder & Director Nina Smith, and current Guide Dog, Nixon sharing a hug!

Nixon, you have shown me peace and the ability to live in the moment. I receive so much joy from who you are. You are loyal and affectionate and have eyes for only me. You are the gold star Guide Dog; I have 100% faith in what you do. You are so dependable. You have given me the security and safety to explore the world; the wings to fly.

Nina Smith
Founder & Director, TravelPaws.