(CBS) — A double win on Chicago’s South Side, where veterans with PTSD got matched with service dogs having trouble finding a forever home.
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Mike Tellerino, founder of K-9s For Veterans, says Darla’s about a third of the way through her training.
“Darla was found running around on the expressway, and she was adopted out twice, but had to be returned because of her high-anxiety issues,” he says.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: CPD Detective Recounts Actor's Description Of Attack Police And Prosecutors Have Called A Hoax
Darla was going home with veteran Mike Thompson. He says the dog initially was shy and standoffish.
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Different dogs, and different people. Retired Army Ranger Clayton Irons says his life has changed since he got his German shepherd, Major.