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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

**UPDATE** Gunner is now a working service dog!

Gunner is one of our new recruits. He is Rylee’s big brother. He is being raised in Ocala, Fl by trainer, Barbara. Gunner also attends events and speaking engagement with Patriot Service Dogs’ CEO Julie Drexel. Everyone who meets him falls in love!

Gunner at the vets getting weighed. What a big boy!!

Training fun! I love running through the tunnel!

This is my puppy raiser family! We have lots of fun together!

The Caruso family put on a wonderful block part to raise money for Patriots! Instead of bringing presents to the birthday boy, they brought gift cards and money for Patriots! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to set up the party, to those who attended and those who donated!

The Band at the Block Party

Gunner is being finished by Christina and Tommy Baucom in Callahan Fl. He is doing very well. He is a very exuberant boy who loves to please.

11/10/11 Gunner has graduated! He is now a full working service dog!! The Baucom family was there to witness Gunner’s graduation from Puppy in Training to Service Dog. On 11/11/11 the working team of Chet and Gunner took their first steps as a working team. Chet suffers with PTSD. With Gunner at his side Chet has been able to do things that just the month before had not been possible. Each day they take new strides together. Things as simple as going shopping with the family, jogging, and going out to eat…all things we take for granted, are difficult for some of our returning men & women. Service dogs like Gunner help make this transition back into everyday life, a little bit easier.

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