Assistance Dog Topper brings Boy with Autism to the Top of His Game

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“We walked in the door and they let Topper out of the kennel and he just started licking Sawyer’s face,” Sawyer’s mom Kandace shares. “It was just like he was saying, ‘there’s my boy, I’ve been waiting for you!’”

Topper is a highly trained assistance dog who can perform up to 40 commands.

Beyond that, Topper is Sawyer’s loyal and constant companion. With Topper next to him, Sawyer can sleep through the night. Taking care of Topper helps keep Sawyer from withdrawing into himself.

Sawyer’s accomplishments have been remarkable since receiving Topper.

Read the full story of how Canine Companions assistance dogs helped transform Sawyer’s life.

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