Thank you for taking time to visit our page!! I want to begin by introducing the Peaslee family. I am Drue, the momma, Ryan is my husband, Katherine is our oldest, then River and finally Jameson. We are in many ways a typical family. We love to be outdoors, fishing, and hiking. We are definitely a pet loving family. I am very involved in our local humane society, and as a family we have rescued and fostered quite a few dogs and cats. It is because of that love of animals that I first began researching autism service dogs. Although Jameson is high functioning, he still has many areas in his life where he struggles. Having his own service dog would provide him with stability and help promote independence. His service dog will be trained to comfort him when he is having a melt-down, provide deep pressure which will be calming for him, and he will also learn to be tethered to his service dog when we are on outings. This will be especially helpful to our family because this is one area in particular that has been a struggle for us. Jameson has a very hard time with new situations, so having a service dog will enable him to be more social and help our family to be more involved in our community. Thank you so much for taking time to visit our page. We are very excited about this possibility, and Jameson is very much looking forward to having his very own dog!