Custom Canines supports veterans, first responders highlighted by Sage Society

Retired Marine veteran Tim Moudin stands with his helper dog Noel he raised and trained through Custom Canine Service Dog Academy before a Hemet SAGE Society talk in Hemet, Tuesday, Sept. 12. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
“Who are the canines helping our hero veterans and first responders?”This question was answered by the SAGE Society of Hemet by members and their trained or in-training helper dogs by members of the Custom Canine Service Dog Academy from the Palm Springs academy at the Tuesday, Sept. 12, monthly meeting.Attending were the canines “Trooper” with handler Debra Richardson; “Noel” with owner and trainer Tim Moudin; “Dakota” with Dee Reno and her husband Fred with “Aspen.” Three of the canines are already trained and either serving with their owner or in-training for another veteran or first responder in need of a helper, whether for their particular condition from post-traumatic stress disorder or a disabling injury sometime in their lives.Dakota, a goldendoodle
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.