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Puppy donated to COS veteran to help with PTSD

Puppy donated to COS veteran to help...

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Colorado Springs veteran got a very special donation on Sunday.

Josh Emer, who suffers from PTSD, was chosen by Mountain Myst Northern Inuits out of Monument to receive a service dog.

Meet Hero!

He’s a Northern Inuit pup and has skills to help veterans feel as comfortable as possible when suffering from anxiety.

Emer and his family say they are beyond grateful for the donation.

“I've been talking to the family and just seeing their faces light up when he comes over to them. It's just really good,” said Lauren Fox with All Breed Rescue and Training

“It's their quality of life that changes. So, it's the most important thing that we can do, because they get to experience a normal life again. And that's something that many of our vets no longer get to experience,” said

Alexis Madgrigal with the Northern Inuit Society of America.

Fun Fact: This dog breed most famously played the direwolves in the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

The Mountain Myst Northern Inuits is also one of only two registered breeders in the United States.

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