Explore is a philanthropic media organization

A Match Meant to Be

Neither sleet nor snow could keep Chris from Sam.

Monday, despite the snowy weather in Ohio, Cpl Chris Owens, USMC (retired) met service dog Samaria in South Carolina. Chris and Samaria, brought together from a partnership between Canines for Service and explore.org’s Dog Bless You, started training right away. It’s already hard to tell who is smiling more.

These two will be working hard this week before they return to Chris’ home to begin their life together. Canines for Service is a national program that provides Veterans with quality trained service dogs.  The program works with military prisoners at the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston and teaches them how to train rescue dogs as service dogs for wounded and injured Veterans. You can learn more about them here: https://www.facebook.com/carolinacanines.

Dog Bless You Chris and Sam!