Hero Dog Awards - Sherman Gepherd

Sherman Gepherd

Moses Lake, Washington

Sherman Gepherd is my lifesaver. I am a DUI Crash Victim/Survivor and I live with PTSD. 2 1/2 years after my crash I got Sherman and immediately began training him with the help of professionals. He changed my life! When I have flashbacks, he’s there. When I have to pull the car over because I’m having a panic attack, he’s there. When I speak about my story, he’s there. His mind is always working, figuring out how to make my life wonderful. I can’t put into words just how loving he is. I have no doubt that he would give his life for me.
As he grew I noticed his right front leg was curved. He had Carpal Valgus Limb Deformity. I took him to Washington State University Veterinary Hospital and they did reconstructive surgery. That ended up failing, so his leg was amputated. I momentarily considered retiring him, but he bounced back to his normal self within days. He was ready to go back to work. He doesn’t do any physical work, he just uses his mind and his heart so I kept him working. Being a TriPawd never slowed him down one bit! He will always be my American Humane Hero Dog!