ATLANTA - As many of you know, FOX 5 is partnering with Canine Assistants to help teach Max, a Golden Retriever, to become a service dog for a veteran in need.
In honor of the 20th anniversary between the two organizations, Milk-Bone released a touching video showing how dogs from Canine Assistants are transforming lives. The video showcases several Canine Assistants recipients including Michelle Renard, Rosalie Brown, Victors Dolive and Chip Madren.
Renard has type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness. She volunteered at Canine Assistants before she was paired with her Goldendoodle, Mossy, who helps alert her when she has high and low blood sugar.
Brown's dog, Rolex, has helped restore her independence and helps prevent injuries. Brown has epilepsy and at one point she was having 300 seizures daily.
Dolive has been matched with his dog, Willow, for more than eight years due to seizures, hearing issues, and vision disabilities. Willow also helps Dolive persevere through autism, "breaking him out of his nonverbal shell."
Madren, who has been featured on Good Day Atlanta, was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 13-years-old. His dog, Vera, helps him remain active and engaged in a number of activities.
Milk-Bone's video was created by SoulPancake to highlight the stories of these four amazing service dogs and their thankful owners.