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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Program Offers More than A Dog of Service


March 25, 2020

Forrest Hershberger

Ashley Fritz meets her new service dog during the weekend Disability Dogs workshop in Sidney. The program is provided by Ashley Tomberg of Gainsville, Fla., and her Disability Dogs program.

Not all disabilities are visible. Not all service dogs are about physical help. Sometimes, the best of service dogs match what the handler needs, not what he or she wants.

The Disability Dogs clinic held at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday focused on matching service veterans and first responders. The clinic brought together veterans with a variety of needs. Disability Dogs founder Ashley Tomberg, of Gainesville, Fla., is a no-nonsense direct speaking veteran who focuses on matching veterans with the type of service dog a veteran needs more than what a veteran wants.


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