US Army Veteran Wayne introduced himself to the founder of Canines for Service at a medical office after seeing him with a service dog. Later that day, Wayne stopped by the office to talk with the team about receiving his own service dog. He quickly completed his application and was approved.
Wayne received service dog Zoar, and it was love at first sight for the two of them. Wayne bonded quickly with Zoar and relies on him for his daily needs, including helping Wayne stand from a seated position and get his legs into bed. Wayne is happier, and even his wife and son have commented on the change in him since receiving Zoar. In a recent follow-up with Wayne, he said,
“I haven’t been so happy in a long time. I am going into stores a lot more. Zoar makes me feel more calm, and it is hard to explain but almost like he is scanning the area for me.”
One of Wayne’s dreams is to coach little league again. Recently, Wayne and Zoar were at an event with Canines for Service, and Wayne told the team that he would soon help coach a local little league team. This is something he would never have done without the gift of his service dog.