Former Marine Turns Rescue Dog into Therapy Dog

After returning from service in 2010, former marine Tony Austin suffered from PTSD. It was only after he and his wife rescued a Mastiff named Hadji that he learned about service dogs, and they wondered if they should look into getting one. “We were having the conversation about getting rid of him or not, and he was lying on the couch between my wife and I,” Austin says. “I think the next night, or two nights later, was the first night [Hadji] woke me up from a nightmare.” That’s when he decided to train Hadji as his service dog. Now Hadji springs into action whenever Austin needs help or becomes agitated. “Hadji is definitely my four-legged soulmate,” Austin says. — Read it at People Pets

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