A service dog in Colorado isn’t working for peanuts. He’s working against them.
Rock’O's job is to detect peanuts so that his owner, second grader Riley Mers, isn’t exposed to them. Riley is highly allergic to peanuts and just touching someone who has touched peanuts can leave burns, hives and scars on her skin.
Riley’s family and her dog’s trainer have teamed to form Angel Service Dogs to help familes like hers afford dogs like Rock’O, who can be lifesavers.
I guess Rock’O, who is named after President Obama, has a really good sniffer and great self control.
- Staff Writer Dawn Marks