Kevin and Chase were paired up just two short months ago, but quickly established a forever partnership. Chase was rescued from the Arizona Humane Society as Nugget.
Kevin and his family spent their New Year back east being awarded a new home from Chase bank. He changed Nugget’s name to Chase as a tribute to the generous contribution they made to him and his family.
Kevin was active USMC for four years. He did tours in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During the time when he served he was assigned to 0311 Infantry.
Kevin knew Chase with the right dog shortly after bringing him home. He said, “He makes me feel better when I am around him,” and that was before training even started.
Although Chase is dedicated to Kevin and being his service dog he is also a member of the family. Kevin told us he is so obedient and gentle that his two year old can already command him to sit, down and stay.
Training with Soldier’s Best Friend has been going very well for this pairing and they are excited about graduating and getting Chases’ service dog vest in the near future.