Zurich — Service

Location: Des Plaines, Ill.

Zurich, a Canine Companions for Independence certified service dog, was partnered with Patricia Kennedy in 2004. Patti has some challenges, but together they find ways to make things work. Zurich has learned to retrieve everything, even the neighbor’s TV remote control! Patti and Zurich’s experience together has extended and enriched both of their lives. Patti has been surviving now six years beyond the best medical opinions. She knows their time together may be limited, but she also knows that no one is here forever – it is how you live it that counts. Patti can no longer walk or speak, but she believes Zurich is the hero who magically makes tomorrow come again.