Alexander, My Rock

My Doberman, the Velcro Dog.

Alexander and Michael:
“I am a Service-Disabled Veteran with an ambulatory hardship. My doctor agreed that a service dog would be helpful so I started looking three years ago. I knew I wanted a Doberman due their reputation as “Velcro dogs” to their humans. They had the size and ability to help me walk and they are highly intelligent. Alexander was not able to be a show dog due to his entropic eye, but he did have all of the other qualities I sought in a service dog. Within two months of having Alexander, I lost my balance one day and fell. Instinctively Alexander moved under me to break my fall, and he was just a six-month old puppy! Now he is two years old and is not only the alert button when I have PTSD but helps to remain balanced, pulls me when I need locomotion help and is the most intuitive and gentle dog ever.”

I am a Service Disabled Veteran with an ambulatory hardship. At just six months old, I lost my balance one day and Alexander moved under me to break my fall. He is always by my side as my service dog and friend.