Levelland High School chemistry teacher Lindsey Brown said goodbye to her canine companion, Louie the Fifth, this weekend.
She has raised Louie for the past year and a half to become a service dog. Thursday, she flew him to San Diego, California where he will begin six months of intensive training to prepare for the rest of his life.
Louie is a Black Lab that Miss Brown acquired from Canine Companions for Independence when he was eight weeks old. His parents were service dogs.
She is one of many volunteers across the nation who give unselfishly of their time and resources to raise dogs that are destined from birth to become service dogs for veterans and for people who have special disabilities.