Rachel Burton of Woburn, Massachusetts brings us George, from the Service Dog Project which trains dogs to help the mobility impaired. The Great Dane was paired with Bella, a 10-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder called Morquio Syndrome. This disorder makes mobility exceptionally difficult and requires Bella to undergo many operations.
Before she met George, Bella used a wheelchair or crutches to move around, but George has given Bella the strength and determination to walk and take part in activities she otherwise would not have been able to do. George and Bella have an inseparable bond and he will do anything for her. He has helped her gain confidence, independence and happiness.
Congratulations to George, and best wishes for improving health to Bella.
Service Dog Honorable Mentions:
Honey – German Shepherd Dog – Chiefland, FL
Maxx – Labrador Retriever – Summerville, SC
Balto – Siberian Husky – Airway Heights, WA
Timber – All-American – Equinunk, PA
LJ Sparrow – Border Collie – Hutchinson, KS
Come back next Tuesday to meet the Therapy Dog honoree.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!