Patriot Paws service dog earns award as best companion

Justice, Companion Animal of the Year. Photo submitted by Patriot Paws.

This yellow Lab named Justice was recently named Companion Animal of the Year after being inducted into the Texas Animal Hall of Fame by the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Trained by Patriot Pawsin Rockwall, Justice is a service dog who assists Iraq war veteran Brian Field, who lost both lower legs during his deployment in 2007.

Brian Field visits with his award-winning service dog, Justice. Photo provided by Patriot Paws.

Justice received the honor during a meeting of the Comal County Veterinary Association in New Braunfels.

“Brian and Justice are a perfect example of why we do what we do. To see Justice’s dedication to Brian and Brian’s obvious benefit from the dog is precisely why I started Patriot PAWS in the first place,” said Lori Stevens, Patriot Paws founder.

Lori Stevens, Patriot Paws founder
Lori Stevens, founder of Patriot Paws

Patriot PAWS, located at 254 Ranch Trail in Rockwall, is committed to training and providing service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobility disabilities  in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.


Information provided by Bonnie Hardick, Lori Stevens and Patriot PAWS; edited for publication by Blue Ribbon News, all rights reserved.

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