A three-and-a-half year old German Shepherd named Idol is quite the celebrity for war veterans. The dog itself is a fellow war veteran and has been opening up the hearts and minds of other veterans in the Silver Lake Assisted Living Facility in Leesburg.
People are seeing smiles in the hospice as soon as the dog walks up to a nearby veteran. The dog now lives in Leesburg with his new owner, Missy Ziler. Ziler coordinated with Cornerstone Hospice to train the dog into becoming a certified hospice therapy dog for patients.
The dog is a blessing to each and every one within the facility.
Source: U.S. Army dog devoted to service