After saying goodbye to our beloved service dog, we weren’t sure about getting another dog. But decided instead of a service dog, we needed a family dog more. In May, we added Happy to our family. The first few weeks were rough, as we all got to know each other, but it was totally worth it! Our cat will never be thrilled with having a new dog, but our toddler is. Often times they are cuddled together watching movies, reading books, or just chilling. And if the baby spits up, Happy is willing to help clean it up. And Happy is always there for bath time, no matter who is getting a bath! Recently, Happy graduated from obedience school and has received her CGC certification. Now we are going to start training her to alert me to the sounds in the home that I cannot hear.

– Erin Bratkowski