Looking for a Service Dog
I don't want to make this post too long, so I will be very brief.
I am an active duty soldier, stationed at Ft. Knox, KY. I am from SC, where I plan on returning too, once my medical retirement is finished.
I am 22 years old, and last year was hit and run by a drunk driver while I was on emergency leave. I suffered minor injuries (for the severity of the accident). I had compression fractures in my mid and lower back. Obviously, at this point the Army doesn't want me anymore because of the injury, so I am being medically retired...eventually. lol
I have only deployed once to Afghanistan for a year, but I was also diagnosed and have been fighting PTSD since then.
I never knew these dogs existed, until one of the providers I see here at Ft. Knox suggested I look up an organization and submit a packet. My only issue with that is that the wait time is over 18 months I believe, and that I cannot have my puppy trained, or pick a breed that they will provide for me.
So I was wondering if anyone on here was involved with or knows anyone I could talk to about setting up something for a German Shepherd service dog. My puppy is 12 weeks old, and I would love for him to have a buddy to play with or for him to even be trained.
In any case, if this fails my sole purpose for buying my puppy was to start a positive in my life and to whip me back in shape, so I won't be offended if the answer is "no". Which right now as a puppy I think he's causing me more stress than I would normally have! Haha.