George the Great Dane Makes an Awesome Service Dog

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Eleven-year-old Bella Burton from Woburn, Mass., suffers from Morquio Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leads to organ damage, abnormal bone development and dwarfism. The disease makes it difficult for the young girl to walk, but with the help of her two-year-old service dog named George, Bella’s days are made a bit easier.

 

Photo credit: Burton family.
Photo credit: Burton family.

 

George is not your regular service dog.  He is no Golden Retriever, but a Great Dane, and thanks to his large size, Bella is able to walk with a lot more ease.

The young girl was diagnosed with the debilitating disease at the age of two. Her mobility has always been aided by either crutches or a wheelchair, but since George came to her life this past January, Bella gained her independence.

“He helps me a lot,” Bella told ABC news. “I lean on him like a crutch.”

 

Photo credit: Burton family.
Photo credit: Burton family.

 

The two are inseparable. George walks Bella to class, they play together, he goes on vacation with her, and at night they sleep in the same bed. Since they met at the Service Dog Project in Ipswich, their strong bond was instant.

George is not only Bella’s service dog, he is her best friend.

BELLA AND HER GREAT DANE GEORGE.ITS THE STORY THAT HAS EVERYBODY TALKING…. THE LITTLE GIRL AND HER REALLY — GREAT DANE.

Posted by WABG Tanya Carter on Thursday, November 5, 2015

19 thoughts on “George the Great Dane Makes an Awesome Service Dog”

  1. This is the most awesome story ever. Brought tears to my eyes . This little Lady is an angel of God. I wish her and her service dog all the best in the world..

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  2. Thank you for sharing a heartwarming story. May their lives together be blessed with the best.

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