Having a Service Dog Has Changed My Life

Laura & Moxie - Service Dog Team

Written by K9 Partners for Patriots

June 28, 2021

Having a service dog has changed my life in so many ways.

After nearly 10 years of hiding in my home, living in constant fear, depression, and hopelessness, Moxie has brought such a blinding light of hope, love, and change into my life. She tells me before I’m even aware that I am anxious and that I need to self-evaluate. She has cut my panic attacks by 90%. She wakes me up if I have a nightmare and cuddles me to let me know it is ok. I used to wake up multiple times in the night to check all my locks, but I can relax now knowing there is no way anyone could get into my home without her letting me (and everyone within a 2-mile radius) know. When we are out she alerts me that people are nearby or behind me.

She does not care that I am broken or odd… she accepts me as I am. I am able to go out into the world again with confidence knowing she has my back. Most of all she makes me laugh – truly belly laugh – every single day. I had given up on ever being better again, but now I have my life and freedom back! I can honestly say I wouldn’t be alive today without the care, protection, and love of my service dog. 

Laura & Moxie - Service Dog Team
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