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Emmie & Levi Dr. Brenda Dew, Counseling Director at Retrieving Independence, often reminds the RI community of the elements of a good friendship. “You can be yourself and know they will not judge you.  You can confide in them and trust them with your information.  You...

Volunteer Spotlight Each month Retrieving Independence recognizes one of our dedicated volunteers. With a group of more than 50 active volunteers pouring love and training into our service dogs, we are forever indebted and grateful for these people! This month we’d like you to meet Ruth Kortebein...

Volunteer Spotlight Each month Retrieving Independence recognizes one of our dedicated volunteers. With a group of more than 50 active volunteers pouring love and training into our service dogs, we are forever indebted and grateful for these people! This month we’d like you to meet Stacie Chevrier...

 “Gus has completely transformed my life and opened up so many avenues of conversation between myself and people who have similar stories.  I’m beyond blessed to have found Retrieving Independence and to have Gus pick me.” – Joel, Nashville, TN Gus weighs 85 lbs., has curly blonde...