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How 9/11 Firefighter Met His Service Dog
With a pep in his step, Valor padded across the stage to receive his diploma. But Valor is no ordinary graduate. The 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix is an assistance dog specially trained by the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Over the past two weeks, he’s been getting to know his new handler, Paul Monfre, a 9/11 firefighter, as they both learn the skills they need to work together. InsideEdition.com’s Leigh Scheps has more.