Service Golden Sumner is so needed

Sheridan Man Gets New Best Friend For Christmas
By Jennifer Woody, Today’s THV

Christmas is here a little early for one Sheridan man. He’s been selected to receive a golden retriever from Southwest Service Dogs.

Michael Gartman was injured in a car accident and needs help now tackling daily tasks. That’s where Sumner the dog comes in. After the two complete some training, Michael gets to take the pup home.

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Although he’s burned on 55 percent of his body, on most days Michael Gartner can still walk. Today, however, he can’t rely on his leg; so it’s a good thing his shopping partner has four of them.

If Sumner the golden retriever passes his service dog test, he’ll get to stay by Michael’s side and help him every day.

Michael says, “I mean, he can close doors, open doors, pay for things, pick up things that I need a little assistance with right now.”

Steve Gartman, Michael’s dad, says, “It’s only been a week-and-a-half they’ve been together and they’re inseparable already.”

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2 thoughts on “Service Golden Sumner is so needed

  1. Wow, all these wonderful stories of Service Dogs really do my heart good! They open up whole new worlds to people with so many different types of disabilities.

  2. It seems as if we are hearing more and more stories of what a wonderful help service dogs are to all different type of people who need assistance for whatever reason.
    It would be great if a program could be made so that then general public can see what these organization do and the help that these wonderful dogs give.

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