However, the girl’s mother, Jennifer Taylor, believes the new pup could potentially save her daughter Brielle from a life-threatening illness.
“We need him because he’s going to be a seizure dog,” said Jennifer. “About a month ago, Brielle had her very first seizure in the middle of the night. I woke up. Luckily she slept with me. She wasn’t breathing, she was blue. I thought she was going to suffocate. “
Jennifer said Brielle was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with epilepsy. Brielle has had four episodes since then.
Jennifer said a friendly dog breeder and multiple donations helped her get Oliver over the weekend.
“It feels like he knows he’s here to take care of her,” she said. “He sleeps next to her at night. He follows her around the house. He’s with her. We went to Hatch to pick him up and they slept in the back seat on the way home.”
Jennifer, a single mother, said she needed help raising money for Oliver’s seizure and training service dogs. Goldendoodles are known for their ability to recognize seizures.
However, the training is expected to cost between $ 500 and $ 1000 per month for a year.
“I’ve been having a hard time going to bed at night, especially since her first episode was at night. I’m up all the time, like when you have a newborn, checking on her to make sure she is okay,” said Jennifer.
Jennifer set up a GoFundMe to raise funds for training service dogs.