The story of this family shows how pets can change our lives without us even knowing. The parents and their son couldn’t go out in peace and enjoy their time like other families because of their son Garett, who lives with mild cerebral palsy, severe autism and additional issues.
The nine year old constantly tried to escape the house, run onto the street, and even climb into people’s cars. However, everything changed in a blink of an eye when they took a service dog for their son.
“It’s quite a bit of work to take care of him. Some of his behaviors pose danger to those around him and to himself.” – Garett’s mom said. Garett’s parents decided to call a company with a special program that trains and matches humans to service dogs that will help them in their daily lives.
The dog has created a safer environment for Garrett. They go out together, and if he ever runs away, she’s there to go find him! If he even tries to run out into the street she is trained to brace and stop him from doing so. It’s amazing what she does to keep her human family safe.
This story shows how magical service dogs are. Now the dog has become Garett’s best friend and member of the family.