Although this is not a great or good or even adequate photo when talking about aspects of photography (clarity, lighting, composition, etc), it speaks volumes to me.
This dog (AJ) was our weekend foster dog. He will become a full-fledged service dog in about two months. This boy, who has autism, is a prospective client of PAALS. He and his mom smiled throughout the entire client session. Seeing the joy in their eyes when working with AJ made all of the trying times we had with him 100% worth it.
Being a foster family for an in-training service dog is a very rewarding endeavor. Are you up for it? If so, contact your local service dog organization and I’m sure they’d love your help!