An Army veteran and his service dog now have a home sweet home of their own and they’re ready for a fresh start. James Rutland grew up in the area and spent 12 years serving in the military, but when he got out, he struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. He got help from K9s for Warriors, an organization dedicated to preventing veteran suicide and helping those battling PTSD.
Rutland believes in the program so much that he’s become a warrior trainer for them so he can help fellow vets in need. And he can thank the group for his new home, K9s for Warriors has partnered with JWB Realty to donate the house, as part of their “Welcome Home Warrior” event.
Now Rutland, his fiancé and his service dog, Dunkin, are looking forward to building their life together there. “It’s not mine that she’s moving into, it’s not hers that I’m moving into, it’s ours that we’re moving into together,” he explains. “It’s a place to start a life.”
Source:Action News Jax