Barbara was paired with Olivia, a hearing dog, in the summer of 2013. Olivia makes sure Barbara knows when the phone rings, the oven timer goes off, or someone is at the door. But most important, Olivia alerts Barbara to danger signals, like a smoke alarm. That makes Olivia both a potential life saver and a trusted helpmate for this Kingston resident. Barbara says she has found the perfect match in Olivia and that her life is richer, fuller and safer with the dog in her life.