Dog Travels 3,000 Miles To Reunite With The Soldier Who Saved Her.
Sadly, many of Sean’s fellow soldiers suffered from PTSD, but Sean was able to find a peaceful outlet in Barrie. He said, "Barrie gave him a bit of normality, she definitely kept me sane.” She boosted the morale of other soldiers by sitting in their laps when they had bad days.
“I feel like it may come across that I saved Barrie’s life, but I feel like she saved mine,” said Sean. He was obviously more than grateful to have found Barrie. The two had become so close that Sean couldn’t imagine spending even one day without having Barrie in his life.
It Was Official
Barrie had become such a major member of the Royal Engineers that Sean knew that he had to make it official, so he sewed together a bomb squad vest so Barrie could have one of her very own. But they would soon find out that Barrie’s threat was closer than they thought.
Sean received the word that his time in Syria was almost over in the fall of 2018. He was finally going home, but what was going to happen to Barrie once he wasn’t there to take care of her? He had no clue if he would ever see Barrie again, and he definitely didn’t know if she would even have a home at the base once he left.
All of Sean’s comrades celebrated on the trip back to the United Kingdom, but all Sean could do was think about Barrie. That was when an amazing idea popped into his mind. Sean remembered hearing about War Paws, a charity that helps unite veterans with the dogs that they served in the military with. Sean immediately set up a GoFundMe account to get funds to help get Barrie back home with him.
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