Maverick — Therapy
Maverick is a Great Dane who is following in the “pawprints” of his brother, Bandit, his hero who he has trained alongside over the last 4 years. In 2018 at the age of 1 Maverick became a therapy dog for the USO of Missouri, something he had been groomed for since he was a puppy. From the day he became a therapy dog Maverick’s mission has been to serve our service members and their families. His true passion, when you see him light up the most, is when he works with the children of our military service members. From being there to be their rock as he escorts children to the burial site of their fallen family member, to standing on the podium with children as they testify in court, to being an ear for children as they practice their reading skills, to providing stability support to our wounded warriors across the nation as they learn to walk again. Maverick’s size, at nearly 200 pounds makes him a natural “rock” for many to lean on, when his support is needed the most. Maverick’s natural ability to show love and support to all he encounters, makes him a hero in the hearts of many already, touching the lives of thousands across the nation with his work. Maverick’s endless capacity to love others makes him the perfect candidate for the 2021 Hero Dog Awards, please vote for my hero, Maverick!