Bella is an 11-year-old girl who suffers from a rare progressive disorder called Morquiro Syndrome that affects her mobility.
The syndrome causes the body to produce less than the needed amount of an enzyme that affects growth and bone development.
The girl’s mother decided that maybe a service animal could help her daughter. The found Service Dog Project, a nonprofit in Ipswich Massachusetts, that specializes in dogs that can provide a better quality of life for those who are mobility impaired.
The family volunteered with the organization for almost a year before deciding on a companion for Bella.
One day, Bella met George, a 2-year-old Great Dane. They instantly connected, and when Bella’s parents saw the connection they decided she was ready for a service dog.
From the beginning, Bella and the dog have been inseparable. Bella says she knew when she met the dog, he needed her as much as she needed him.
With the dog’s help, Bella has progressed tremendously. With the dog’s help, she now walks and can even ride a bike.
When BarkPost heard the story of how Bella’s service dog helped her walk again, they choose George to be honored with their “Dog’s Best Day” award.
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