For the past few years we have been promoting “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” which this year is June 23rd. Started in an effort to raise awareness for adopting dogs from shelters, it has grown into a true holiday for dog lovers who get a chance to share their love of their favorite pooch with their work life for the day. For Amy Dixon and Fidelco Guide Dog Woodstock, every day is take your dog to work day. Amy is an elite Para-triathlete competing on the world ITU Paratriathlon circuit and is a member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is ranked 4th in the world for the sport of triathlon and is currently a Paralympic hopeful for Tokyo 2020.
ONE DOES NOT NEED SIGHT TO HAVE VISION.
Amy and Woodstock lead a very busy life. In addition to full time training for the Paralympics, Amy speaks to groups about empowering yourself to overcome obstacles, such as illness, injury and professional challenges by educating yourself, using a team approach, and becoming an expert in what challenges you. Her message, “One does not need sight to have vision,” powerfully reflects her determination to succeed in all aspects of her professional, personal and athletic life. Amy has endured 19 surgeries as an autoimmune eye disease patient and is Vice President of Glaucoma Eyes International Organization. She serves as a coach and mentor to many visually impaired athletes, eye disease and autoimmune disease patients, helping them live lives beyond their disability and disease through her vast resources and expertise.
She is a dynamic, funny, and inspiring speaker who somehow managed to add master sommelier to her resume of talents. Amy is currently funding all of her training towards the Tokyo Paralympic Games through tax deductible donations to her Athlete Development Account through the US Association of Blind Athletes here: www.amydixonusa.com/donate. We are proud to support Amy, and we hope that you can join us in supporting her endeavors! You can follow her on Facebook at Amy Dixon Blind Athlete or on Instagram and Twitter at @wineandhorses.
In honor of Amy and Fidelco Guide Dog Woodstock and all the other dogs that are a part of our lives we are offering a free “Pooch Pad” from now until July 1st.Get your order in quickly! We’ll be making 1000 pads total, first come, first served!
Click the link here and design your own personal pad with your favorite dog. It is easy and FREE! Follow the directions on the page to design and upload your pad design. We will do the rest.
Be sure to snap a picture of you and your pooch and share it on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ImpressionPt), we’d love to see it and hope that you’ll give us a like as well!