Hero Dog Awards - Yukon

Yukon

Tucson, Arizona

My journey with this hero began February 12, 2018. It was on that day I was partnered with my first guide dog “Yukon”, a handsome yellow Labrador, from Guide Dogs for the Blind. As we trained together, I was amazed at how he would alert me to curbs, steps, elevation changes, hanging branches, lifts in the sidewalk, and so much more. We hike, travel, explore, play, shop, cuddle and hang out together. Unlike a cane this handsome soul has not only brought renewed independence and joy to my life but has done so with enduring love and loyalty. The bond between us is inseparable and immense. He is my eyes, my partner, my therapist, my BFF, my joy, my world! Yukon is indeed my hero <3