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Hello! I'm Winky, Adrian's first (& presently retired) service dog, the small dog in the pictures. I'm a chiweenie who weighs around 10 pounds, but I'm a hard worker! The bigger dog is Riley, my baby sister, who is in training still but works full time as our human’s service dog. She is a rottweiler, year and a half old, who loves to learn but doesn't know as much as I do. We were up late chatting one night and decided to offer this service. If you have any questions about being a service dog, being a dog, living with Adrian, living with pet rats, wearing a collar, or any topic you can come up with ... ask us! We are happy to share our knowledge and opinions. We promise to answer honestly, though something could always get lost in translation between us and the computer, since Adrian does the typing for us.

Training & Qualifications


We are dogs! That's all it takes to answer questions from a dog's perspective!

Well, and I spent a few years as a service dog, though I started life as a pet and was later abused and put through a foster system. -- Winky
And I'm in training to be a service dog and have been since I was 9 weeks old. It's all I know! -- Riley

See, we're qualified!

Availability & Preferences


open availability

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Adrian


Joey received session of Ask a Service Dog Handler/Trainer from Adrian
Apr 22, 2019
Adrian was very knowledgable and answered my questions in a timely manner. Very patient with me and treated each question like it was important, never... made me feel silly or dumb. 10/10show more
Myrabelle provided unit of Portrait drawing for Adrian
Feb 28, 2019
It was a pleasure to make an other deal with you!
Delaney provided visit of Pen pal for Adrian
Feb 19, 2019
Looking forward to being pen pals
Jason received Help with Visit a website (that's it) from Adrian
Feb 11, 2019
Very nice and a big help for me
Sumeet received Help with Who or what inspires you? from Adrian
Feb 09, 2019
Thanks for sharing!
Drew received session of Ask a Service Dog Handler/Trainer from Adrian
Feb 05, 2019
Appriciate the patience offered.
Joey provided unit of Own Your Purpose Email Prompts for Adrian
Feb 03, 2019
Adrian is awesome! Thank you,
Joey received package of Week of Meal Planning to YOUR Diet from Adrian
Jan 13, 2019
Adrian gave me some great recipes. Simple and well thought out. I look forward to having some new and interesting meals. Thank you!
Kim provided unit of The year ahead, New years tarot for Adrian
Jan 06, 2019
Working with Adrian is always a pleasure.
Tristan received unit of Ask a Trans/Genderqueer Person from Adrian
Dec 29, 2018
Wonderful timely and detailed responses very friendly.


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About Adrian Schaefer

Hello! I'm Adrian, and the other cute face in my picture is my service dog in training Riley! She’s a German Rottweiler, 1.5 years when I write this (born May 5, 2017), and just the sweetest love you’...ll ever meet. I also have my first service dog living out his retirement with me. Winky is a 10 year old, 10 pound, devoted chiweenie (chihuahua dachshund mix). As you might guess from the service dogs, I live with a few disabilities. I don't always have the spoons for it, but I am passionate about disability advocacy, particularly people with invisible disabilities and children with disabilities. I'm also passionate about advocacy for people of color, economically disadvantaged people, trans and queer people, and service dogs and their handlers and trainers. I'm white, but I am trans, queer, disabled, a service dog handler, and not in great financial shape. I love to write! I do fiction and poetry as well as largely ignoring two nonfiction blogs I have, one for advocacy and one for food and recipes. I curate two instagram accounts: one is servicesibs for my dogs and the other fodmap.foodventure for me, my diet and mental health. My days are shaped by my dogs, writing, and cooking and eating. In between all of that, I love watching tv and playing Ticket to Ride and other board and card games. (Cards Against Humanity, Dominion, Magic: The Gathering, Seven Wonders, and many others!) Want to know more? Just ask! I'm pretty open & not shy about politely telling you if I'd rather not answer. show more

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