Poppy — Service

Location: Winchester, Kentucky

Poppy is an owner trained service dog. Poppy has helped my gain my independence as she learned her tasks. I have many medical issues such as, PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures), and CPTSD. Before having a service dog I couldn’t leave my house in fear, I thought I was going to have a seizure in public and I would be alone. Together, Poppy and I, will be able to enjoy the fun things in life I never got to due to my medical issues. We will finally get to go to Disney and have fun with friends! Not only that but she is breaking stereotypes that the public sets on service dogs, Poppy is a boxer mix not one of the Fab Four (lab, golden, rough collie, or poodle). This has inspired other to look beyond the Fab Four for service work. We would love to be nominated for American Hero Dog to show not all service dogs are program dogs or are the fob four breeds! Let us be the one to break societies standards!

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