While stationed as a marine in Okinawa, Bob was injured when a 4.2 mortar misfired. He suffered a TM perforation, which causes instability and falling.
The VA recommended he get a service dog and he was paired by the Service Dog Project with Pi, a Great Dane trained for balance and stability.
A trainer of bloodhounds, Bob has won many awards for donating both his dogs and his vast knowledge to state police, helping in their search and rescue programs. Pi’s presence allows him to continue this important work.