University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 5, No. 4/1996 Supplying self-sufficiency M. Jean King, Delaware '60, and her service dog, Darshan, celebrated the "graduation" this spring of David Zimmerman of Courtland, Minn., and his new canine partner, Belle. Founder and president of Independence Dogs in Chadds Ford, Pa., King provides service dogs to assist persons with restricted mobility. The highly trained dogs can pull wheelchairs, brace and support, assist with walking, open and close doors, turn light switches on and off, retrieve dropped objects and bring telephone receivers. Zimmerman, a swine farmer, trained with Belle, a golden retriever, at the College of Agricultural Sciences farm in Newark.