Barker Dog Foundation®
Sherry Buchbinder - President, Founder, CEO
It is amazing how one small instance can change the course of one’s life; my particular instance was rescuing a little brown dog we named Barker. Being confined to a wheelchair and actually quite bored I soon began coming up with games for Barker and I to play to pass the time. I didn’t realize that I was actually teaching Barker task work. And so began my introduction to the wonderful world of service dogs and how they benefit those of us with a disability.
I was hooked! Since then I took every class I could, worked one on one with the most qualified trainers and became certified in most everything working dog related. In other words I immersed myself in this amazing world. During these few years, I also met several therapy dog teams and learned how a visit from a friendly dog could bring a smile and comfort to those who need hope.
And so the journey began. First there was Barker, next was Doc-Barker and now we have Kidd-Barker; what a road we have traveled! Thanks Barker, I wouldn’t be who am today without your trust and belief in me thus giving me the ability to trust myself.