Thursday, December 30, 2010

Facebook helps reunite wheelchair user and his service dog


ORLANDO, Fla. -- The search for a dog who is more than just man's best friend ended happily Tuesday night thanks to a posting on Facebook.

A Golden Retriever named Bentley and a Rottweiler named Toby went missing the day after Christmas and their owners feared the worst.

Bentley, a service dog from New Horizons Service Dogs , is literally the eyes and ears for Russell White who is wheelchair bound. Toby is a rescue dog and his owners say the two dogs are like their children.

A woman found them and posted their pictures on Facebook and soon White and his fiancé got the happy reunion they were hoping for.

Trainers say it costs up to $20,000.00 to raise and train service dogs like Bentley.