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North American Gray Wolf finds home as a service dog in Woodland

Twelve-year-old Kodie has traveled to more states than many Americans, loves snow, vanilla ice cream and playing with Chihuahuas.Until four years ago, he was also protected by the Endangered Species Act.

A North American Gray Wolf, Kodie has found a home in Woodland with owner Nick Battles.

Kodie unwittingly evolved from a companion dog to a service dog in a span of four years.

Battles was prescribed insulin in 2004 for diabetes and began to notice a correlation between Kodie licking his arm within 30 minutes of needing to take his medicine.

“Kodie started to let me know there was something going on,” Battles said of the canine’s uncanny sense of smell alerting him to his low blood sugar…

Read the entire article on dailydemocrat.com: North American Gray Wolf finds home as a service dog in Woodland

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