by Laura Sylvester
I first met Kyle at his family’s home during a scheduled “puppy visit.” This is when our trainers bring a GoodDog! Puppy-in-training for a little play date with his future kiddo companion. It went a little rough, as Kyle was frightened of his soon to be service dog, Leo. He would retreat to the top of his play structure in the back yard for safety, so Leo couldn't get too close. But from afar, Kyle was always watching Leo with a cautionary interest. This scenario might lead one to wonder how a bond would ever happen here. The answer lies in fast-forwarding to current day, as I’ve just heard from Kyle's parents, Kevin and Rachel. It’s so exciting to hear how Kyle and Leo's relationship is blossoming!
Here is the short story Kevin told me that I am so eager to share...