Rescued at roadside at an estimated age of 4 months, Sophie was nearly starved. Her veterinary doctor thought she wouldn’t have lasted much longer on her own. She was very malnourished, just skin and bones. And with all those ticks, it was amazing that she had no other serious medical problems.
Sophie was adopted and settled into her new home quickly. She now had a family and loved having the other pups around to play with!
Sophie’s owners soon recognized her natural instinct to comfort others. She would sit quietly by her Grandma who was diagnosed with advanced dementia and calm her when she was upset. Sophie also senses when her Veteran’s PTSD levels are high and she slides as close as she can until his tension starts to decrease. Sophie has also learned to get Mamma when her Veteran has needed additional assistance.
Sophie is a quick learner and really enjoys training now that she is learning more advanced tasks to help her Veteran with his daily activities.
We hope this dog’s story has inspired you. If so, please make a donation and help her and other service dogs get the training they need to be a companion for our veterans!