(UnitedVoice.com) – As the old saying goes “a dog is a man’s best friend,” and that couldn’t be truer for US Navy veteran, Jessie Robinson.
After graduating high school in 2012, Robinson decided to enlist in the Navy. His original goal was to become a Navy Seal, but an injury changed all that. Instead, he ended up becoming a dog handler. During his career in the Navy, he worked with one drug dog and five bomb dogs.
Although he worked with a few, there was one that held a special place in his heart. Vvito and Robinson served together in Spain in 2016. One year later, while they were playing a game of catch, Vvito suffered an injury and tore his back leg ACL. Things only got worse when he was waiting for surgery and tore his right one as well.
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Because of his injuries, Vvito was forced to retire. He ended up being sent to Mission K9, a rescue in Texas that tries to reunite dogs with their handlers. Although Vvito had many handlers during his career, none of them were able to take Vvito. That is until the organization contacted Robinson.
Robinson, who was honorably discharged after six years in the Navy, had no doubts about taking in Vvito.
When asked about his new pet, he said, “I love his personality. Hyper, ready to go. He’s always on alert. I’ve never found anyone that doesn’t love Vvito. He’s just a good dog.”
With all the craziness going on in the world right now, it’s so nice to hear about happy endings like this. We hope they have a great life together!
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