Ivan’s trainer could not ask for a better friend right now! While in prison, it’s very easy to forget about the rest of the world going on outside, and it’s easy for inmates to forget who they are, too. It’s hard not to feel like the rest of the world has forgotten about you. But having been placed in the position to care for and train Ivan has given his trainer a new purpose in his life. “The responsibility for another life leaves no room to sulk and feel bad for myself,” he says. He gets to watch Ivan grow from a retired racer to a well-behaved and well-trained member of someone’s family! He can look back on those memories of training with pride, grateful that he got to be a part of it. Ivan is such a special, loving, gentle and affectionate dog.
“It’s a surprising thought that despite my mistakes and shortcomings, I will still make a positive impact on the countless people that will come into contact with my best friend, Ivan. He has been far more than a trainee here, he has basically transformed into the role of an emotional support dog! I will always owe a special thanks to Second Chance for the time Ivan and I have been able to share together.”
Doesn’t that just melt your heart?!