In order to celebrate the uncommon bond between people and their pets, one organization decided to start telling their stories. As part of the Mutual Rescue™ Story project, Eric decided to speak his truth on what it was like to have a service dog -- and the story will bring tears to your eyes.
Six years ago, Eric's weight had skyrocketed to about 340 pounds. His doctors warned him about his condition, sighting problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. Without an intervention, he was given about five years to live.
That's when Eric met Peety and adopted him from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley: And after that, everything changed. See their touching story below.
Next, 18 before-and-after photos of rescued pets.