November 2017 eNewsNovember 8, 2017
Steve enlisted in the Army in 2004, and his unit was sent to Iraq in early 2005. He lost a number of close friends and suffered injuries himself. “Upon returning to the U.S., my friends and family noticed I was not the same person,” explains Steve. “Instead, they found a cold, jaded and angry man where a once compassionate one stood.”
All that changed when Service Dog Gottlieb entered Steve’s life. “The addition of Gottlieb to my life has been nothing short of a miracle," says Steve. “Gottlieb comforts me when I’m anxious and has become my battle buddy. He is always looking out for me. With his help, I was able to get back out in public without having to have family with me at all times. Gottlieb and Canine Companions were able to do something that my family and I were not sure could happen. They were able to not only give me my independence back but my family’s freedom as well.”
The jobs service dogs like Gottlieb can do are bringing more independence to our veterans.
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