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Boy Sells His Toys To Pay For His Service Dog’s Treatment
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Boy Sells His Toys To Pay For His Service Dog’s Treatment

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Copper, a 4-year-old Doberman, is a certified service and emotional support dog and best friend for 10-year-old Connor from Fairport, N.Y.

In 2016 Connor was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, chronic headache disorder, and had nocturnal seizures as a result of uncontrolled anxiety. The dog was a huge help in controlling the seizures, as he was the first who noticed and alerted Jennifer Jayne, Connor’s mom, about them.

In December 2017 Copper started slightly limping and in recent months he started having trouble walking. Veterinarians believe it could be Wobbler Disease, which affects the spine and discs. The tests and treatments are incredibly expensive, so Connor decided to sell his toys to help with the costs. “He went and cleaned out his entire playroom and because that’s what he wanted,” Jennifer said. “He said the dog was more important than any toys.”

Copper is currently undergoing laser therapy to improve his mobility and the family is hoping for the best.

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Copper, a 4-year-old Doberman, is a certified service and emotional support dog and best friend for 10-year-old Connor

In 2016 Connor was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, chronic headache disorder, and had nocturnal seizures as a result of uncontrolled anxiety

The dog was a huge help in controlling the seizures, as he was the first who noticed and alerted Jennifer Jayne, Connor’s mom, about them

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In December 2017 Copper started slightly limping and in recent months he started having trouble walking

eterinarians believe it could be Wobbler Disease, which affects the spine and discs. The tests and treatments are incredibly expensive, so Connor decided to sell his toys to help with the costs

“He went and cleaned out his entire playroom and because that’s what he wanted,” Connors mom said

“He said the dog was more important than any toys”

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Copper is currently undergoing laser therapy to improve his mobility

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All With Heart
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a good doggo and boy. The fact that they both mean so much to each other is heartwarming. This is truly a man's best friend story.

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Tora Wookiee Macaw
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I find it very sad that tail docking and ear cropping is still a thing. Australia outlawed it years ago. However, the bond between this boy and his dog is a wonderful thing. I truly hope Copper will recover to live a full and happy life.

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misslisa1
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are assuming that THIS family cropped him. I have a beautiful Great Dane w/ cropped ears. I wonder how many people judge me because of this. What they don't stop to consider is that maybe I got her that way. Which is true. I never ordered her ear cropping. Now...back to the REAL STORY...this kid is awesome for having his priorities right! (Regardless of WHY he has anxiety and PTSD. I sense more judgement from other commenters). .

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All With Heart
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a good doggo and boy. The fact that they both mean so much to each other is heartwarming. This is truly a man's best friend story.

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Tora Wookiee Macaw
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I find it very sad that tail docking and ear cropping is still a thing. Australia outlawed it years ago. However, the bond between this boy and his dog is a wonderful thing. I truly hope Copper will recover to live a full and happy life.

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misslisa1
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are assuming that THIS family cropped him. I have a beautiful Great Dane w/ cropped ears. I wonder how many people judge me because of this. What they don't stop to consider is that maybe I got her that way. Which is true. I never ordered her ear cropping. Now...back to the REAL STORY...this kid is awesome for having his priorities right! (Regardless of WHY he has anxiety and PTSD. I sense more judgement from other commenters). .

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