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judges 2011


Entry Category Service Dogs
Charity Partner Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
Location SPOKANE VALLEY, Washington


Bailey and I have been paired for five years. We did all of her training together , I have had her since she was six weeks old .I am a veteran with severe PTSD and a traumatic brain injury. Before getting her all of the symptoms of PTSD ran rampant in my life. I was quickly becoming homebound because of my physical and mental disabilities.
Since getting Bailey she has taught me how to become more human again. Because of our team my wife opened a nonprofit called Shepherds For Lost Sheep. Bailey and I are the founding team. Since our inception in 2012 we have put together 50 service dogs teams to help other veterans in need. To think it all started because of the bond with her and I. Bailey didnt just change my life she save my life. Without her I would not be here any longer. If her and I help others train for the next 20 years and had one success story it would be worth it. We have help put together 50 teams and we have 50 success stories! I can't imagine life without her she is definitely a hero to me.

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