Where did you serve and what did you do?
US Navy. Surface Warfare Officer on USS Oscar Austin and USS Nitze; Public Affairs Officer at Naval Surface Force Atlantic
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
Today I am a puppy raiser for Can Do Canines. This organization provides service dogs for Mobility Assistance, Hearing Alert, Seizure Alert, Diabetes Alert, and Autism Assistance. As I puppy raiser, I teach puppies basic obedience, good house manners and get them used to working in a public setting. When the puppies are about two years old, they return to the Can DO Canines facility for “puppy college” – final training and matching with their person.
Why do you do it?
Puppy kisses. Seriously though, it is a great organization which has such a huge impact on the quality of life of their clients. It’s great to be able to play a small role in these pup’s lives.