Where did you serve and what did you do?
WVARNG – I was an Ordinance Officer.
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
My first service dog, Stella, gave me the courage to join my local VFW and feel comfortable around a whole new grouping of people. She also comforted members of my post while being involved in post activities and welcoming new members to our post family.
She passed away in May of 2021 but, Black Paw Canine, who has helped me with my service animals, was able to find and train another service dog, Mavvi. She is just as loving and has picked up Stella’s job of protection, comfort and love. The picture is with Stella, I’d like to think she is still watching my progress and eating all the treats in Heaven.
Why do you do it?
I am now, because of the comfort my service dog provides, the post service officer. I think continual service is so important for veterans, and the ability to do that comfortably is such a blessing.