Service dogs graduate, ready to change lives

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DENVER – Saturday was a big day for a group of rescue dogs who are now ready to serve our veterans.

Freedom Service Dogs is a Colorado-based nonprofit group that adopts rescued dogs from animal shelters across the state and trains them to be companions for people who are physically disabled—particularly disabled veterans.

“They can open and close doors, pick up dropped items, pull a wheelchair, they can get a bottle of water out of the refrigerator,” says Sharan Wilson, executive director of Freedom Service Dogs. “They change their lives… they give them back their independence.”

Eleven service dog teams graduated Saturday after completing a six to nine month training program.

Click here for more information on Freedom Service Dogs.