Zeek — Service
After searching for the right dog for the job for nine months, I rescued Zeek from the Monroe County Animal Control in November of 2019. He was 135 pounds and did not seem to be a good prospect. After months of basic obedience training and public access training, Zeek was motivated and fit for the job of being a medical alert service dog. In March of 2020, we began working with Michigan Service Dogs LLC to task train Zeek to assist with my chronic neurological sleep disorder. Along with all of this training and hard work, I spent hours daily taking Zeek hiking on local trails in efforts to get him to a healthy weight. After 5 months, Zeek weighed about 90 pounds. In August of 2020, Zeek passed his CGC and PAT tests before it was time to move away to college for the first time! In September of 2020, Zeek graduated his service dog training with flyer colors. Zeek now weighs 85 pounds and is the reason that I can call myself independent.