After weeks of training, graduation day was finally here. With a pep in his step, Valor padded across the stage to receive his diploma and then posed for photos. But Valor is no ordinary graduate. The 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix is an assistance dog specially trained by the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), and over the past two weeks, he’s been getting to know his new handler, Paul Monfre, as they both learn the skills they need to work together. More.
9/11 Firefighter Meets His Service Dog Valor for the 1st Time