Adopted Pit Bull Puppy Becomes Veteran Service Dog
A puppy named Uzi helped his dad heal with companionship and loving care.
Skyler + Uzi
From shelter dog to service dog, Uzi serves as Skyler’s civilian “battle buddy,” helping him become the “happier version of himself.”
"Since we adopted Uzi, Skyler has been a happier version of himself."
After we got engaged and moved into our home, my Skyler and I decided it was finally time to adopt the dog we always wanted. We wanted a puppy, and were lucky enough to stumble upon Bella Reed Pit Bull Rescue. They’d had a pregnant pittie surrendered to them, and needed to place the entire litter. We were lucky enough to adopt Creedence, who we decided to name Uzi.
Since we adopted Uzi, Skyler has been a happier version of himself. Of course there are moments when Uzi’s little puppy behaviors drive us crazy, but his unconditional love and devotion to us makes it all worth it, especially to Skyler. With his training, Uzi will continue to impact Skyler’s life for the better. As his future wife, this also leaves me feeling less stressed because I know there’s someone else there to wake Skyler up if he is having a bad dream. There’s someone who can help him in a stressful situation if I am not at home; someone who can help him with everyday tasks if I can’t.
Each year, the Petco Foundation invites adopters to share the story of how their adopted pet changed their lives during the annual Holiday Wishes campaign, giving the organization that they adopted from a chance to receive a grant award. This story by Jen won Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue in Pennsylvania a 2018 Holiday Wishes award.