Veteran Takes Service Dog On 2,500 Mile Road Trip To Save Dog's Life.
If you have a beloved pet home, grab your tissues and hold on. This is going to be quite emotional. Dogs are extremely special creatures. Not only do they give us love and affection, laughs, and comfort, some of the are known for having pretty important jobs. When the men and women of our armed forces come home from battle, some have PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. In order to cope with the trauma that they have suffered, many of them get service dogs. Service dogs can save the lives of the humans they love, but sometimes, they're the ones needing the saving.
When David Broido got home from his tour of duty, like so many of his comrades, he had PTSD.
David's anxiety attacks and nightmares had gotten so bad that he knew he needed to get a service animal to help him through his recovery. But it would be another two years before his best friend would appear in his life.
David adopted a puppy, who he named Bones, from a shelter.
He trained him to be a devoted service animal. That's when David said everything in his life changed. It wasn't long before David's friends began to see a difference.
David Broido / Facebook
David's friends began to notice what a dramatic effect Bones had on David's mental health.
They even began calling the pup Dr. Indiana Bones! Bones was definitely a blessing for David. David and Bones began going on many adventures together.
David and Bones would dress up and go to large cosplay events.
They also began going on long road trips together, like to the Whitewater Preserve in California. The pair also spent many hours visiting the 200 historic film locations all over California. Unfortunately, things wouldn't always be smooth sailing for the best friends.
Bones had began severely limping on his rear left leg, so David immediately brought him to the vet.
On June 2, 2017, David received some heartbreaking news. News that would change his life forever. David had a lot of decisions to make.
Doctor Indiana Bones The Tripod Service Dog / Facebook
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