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Knicks give Veteran new service dog

Knicks surprise U.S. Army veteran with service dog - ESPN Video


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Love this, it's fantastic of the Knicks to do this.
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Negative Nancy here. Yay for more service dogs in the world, BUT:

This is a terrible idea. You have no idea if a person and dog will be a good match without physically seeing them together, working together. There are so many things wrong with that. "Surprising" someone with a service dog is 10x worse than surprising someone with a puppy/dog. You just don't do it.

Also, look at the dog's body language throughout the video... He's terrified! Bad choices all around.
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This article from USA Today provides a little more info, the dog came from an organization that works with wounded Veterans.

Knicks surprise Army veteran with very excited new service dog on court at game | For The Win

The Organization, Paws of War-

https://pawsofwar.org/
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What a wonderful story. I'm sure that Paws of War will work with the owner and dog if for some reason there were issues or it wasn't a good fit.

I'd be pretty freaked out too in that big loud stadium.
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