Meet Baxter and his human, Frank. Baxter has been a #ServiceDog
to Frank for the past two years after he was medically retired from the army after serving for 10 years. An organization called Shepherds for Lost Sheep, which provides service animals for Veterans with disabilities, brought Frank and Baxter together. With Baxter’s help, Frank has been able to maintain his independence and continue his education at FIU. “Baxter gives me a sense of normalcy. He reminds me that I’m not alone. If you see a service animal, please don’t touch it. They provide a service and when their vests are on, they’re working. One distraction can mean life or death for the owner.” Baxter is one of the many service dogs at FIU.