In honor of future service dog Apex

I am raising funds to help pave the way for future service dogs In honor of Apex, a service dog puppy I was raising who tragically passed away at age 5 months.

My personal mission to honor Apex

Apex was the 11th service dog puppy I was raising when his life was tragically cut short at 5 months of age. Apex may have been young, but his time with me was filled with love and support, and he was a well known presense in my community. The Town of Apex is right next to where I live and I loved socializing him around the signs and businesses that carried his name. 

I  have seen firsthand the impact Canine Companions service dogs have in the lives of their partners. I have visited with three of the graduated service dogs I have raised so far-Ely, Barley and Felix.

* Ely helps with laundry, retrieving water from the fridge and provides weighted pressure.

* Barley is a silent presence inside the courtroom where children have to testify about some very traumatic events.

* Felix is just beginning his journey with his partner and I look forward to hearing more about how he will help his partner in the future. 

It can take up to $60K to provide a service dog to an individual-beginning from a puppy's time with their Breeder Caretaker, Puppy Raiser, Professional and Team Training to their final match and continued graduate support. All of this at no cost to the graduate. 

In creating this fundraiser, I am honoring Apex by helping to fund the cost of raising and training future service dogs.  It is also helping me heal from the sadness I feel about his loss.

The service provided by these dogs is invaluable to people with disabilities. The funds that I raise can help with the costs involved and Apex's memory can live on. Please help me reach my fundraising goal. Any and all donations are appreciated!

Enjoy the pictures below of my time with Apex, and as well, here is his story-

Thank you!

Margot Bennett






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My Supporters

  • Anonymous 4 days ago
  • Fetch Press Publishing Book proceeds from "Ely, Life as a Service Dog Puppy" sales 1 week ago $600.00
  • Anonymous 3 weeks ago
  • Anonymous So sorry for your loss! Gerri 4 weeks ago
  • Barbara Johnson Thank you for training the service dogs. It is a gift to others who need that help and love that only a service dog can give. 4 weeks ago $100.00
  • Joseph and Mary Matza Last month $1,035.30
  • Fetch Press Publishing Last month $1,000.00
  • Fetch Press Publishing Book proceeds from "Ely, Life as a Service Dog Puppy" sales 1 week ago $600.00
  • Ely, Life as a Service Dog Puppy Proceeds donated from Fetch Press Publishi Last month $565.00
  • JBCI Engineers Last month $500.00

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