Quincy K-9 Connection passenger, Zambini (transported on 4/14) has scored himself a GREAT new purpose. He is now in training to be a service dog for a veteran!! This is the message we received from Help Save Pets earlier today:
... He was placed as our first dog with a group that works with vets dealing with PTSD. When they are ready, they are paired up with their own dog, and training them at the Center helps them adjust and heal. It’s called K9s for Vets. That’s him... sweet sweet dog!
The video clip was his new “dad” meeting him for the first time.
Afterwards the trainer there sent me this note:
“Got to meet his new vet. Spent 2 hrs telling him he loved him and he would never walk alone. I cried watching him cry. Vet bought a fit bit for him and the dog. He will stay at the center and the vet will be coming 3 days a week to train with him. His first class is tomorrow. :) Zambini is now “Buddy”. He also has a mom now too!”
When I jokingly said, “what-he’s not keeping the name Zambini?” she responded, “the vet said, “Zamm what?!?” Lol!
But then he got real serious, and said,”no- his name will be Buddy. Cuz he’s my Battle Buddy.”
Which is apparently a very special term they use in war...”