Everything a girl named Bella needed for her life to change for the better was a new dog. But George is unlike other dogs out there. He’s a service dog who fills Bella’s days with joy and laughter and helps her regain her independence back.
Namely, Bella was diagnosed with Morquio syndrome, a rare metabolic disorder in which the body cannot process certain types of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans. As a result, it leads to abnormal curvature of the spine, short neck, knock knees, and hip problems. In Bella’s case, her parents were told that their daughter would eventually need a wheelchair and won’t be able to move on her own.
When the family welcomed George in their lives, who’s giant by the way, he helped Bella walk by providing assistance.
A harness with the words “service dog” and “do not pet” is fastened on his back so that people know he isn’t just a pet.
He and Bella are now inseparable and he never leaves her side.
“Bella attended school for only half a day before leaving to play at the home of her buddy Hunter. Because he gets to nap on the couch while Bella plays, George loves going over there,” her parents wrote.