Friday Feature: Emma & NSD Neely

“As a puppy raiser, your time with each dog is limited. You think you have so much time to work and bond with each dog so they can grow up to change someone’s world. Little do you know that in the short time you have them that they will change YOUR world. Remember to hug your dog a little longer, give them that extra belly rub, relish in all their successes big or small and laugh a little harder at each of their little quirks!

Raising for National Service Dogs has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. It’s taught me strength, patience, perseverance, selflessness and unconditional love. They’ve given me a sense of community, friends, experiences that have forever changed me and memories that I’ll never forget. I can’t wait to see where Neely’s journey takes her and where my journey with raising these future life-changers through NSD will take me!”