Service Dog Earns Spot In Yearbook After Getting Perfect Attendance

A service dog was just given a spot in a high school yearbook after he earned himself perfect attendance in a story that has captured the hearts of internet users everywhere.

Andrew “AJ” Schalk is a senior at Stafford High School in Falmouth, Virginia who has Type 1 diabetes, so he is accompanied wherever he goes by his service dog Alpha. The service dog is so well trained that he can tell when AJ’s blood sugar levels are too low or too high, and AJ believes Alpha has saved his life many times.

Students and staffers alike at AJ’s high school absolutely love Alpha, who has his very own ID card. Alpha has also matched AJ’s 100 percent attendance record, and AJ recently came up with the perfect way to honor his dog for all that he has done for him.

AJ went to staffers at the school and asked if Alpha could have his own spot in the yearbook, and they loved the idea! Diana Bloom, another student at the school, shared a photo of Alpha in the yearbook on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.

The picture of Alpha in the yearbook could not be more adorable, and it serves as a reminder of how important service dogs really are. Service dogs work hard every day to save the lives of humans, and for that, they deserve our love and admiration.

AJ is one lucky guy to have a dog like Alpha watching out for him at all times. We wish them many years of happiness to come!


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