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Service Dog Gets Pictured in the School Yearbook

For the past four years, Taxi, a service dog, has been by 7th-grader Rachel Benke’s side. That includes sitting in every class with her at school, so it’s only fitting that Taxi get his own spot in the school yearbook!

Taxi, a Golden Retriever/Labrador mix, was never able to complete the guide dog training program he was entered into because of a strong reaction to cats. However, he’s been the perfect service dog for Rachel, who has suffered from epileptic seizures since just after she was born, alerting her to seizures before they happen, staying by her side protecting her at all times, and offering companionship and support.

In the San Antonio, Texas’ 7th-grade yearbook is an adorable portrait of Taxi Benke, right next to Rachel, where he belongs.




  1. Becky Weers

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Simply the best! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!

  2. Wendy Walz

    Jun 6, 2014 at 2:21 am

    As owner of two special service animals, my heart was made warmer at seeing Taxis photograph. Can’t wait tho see him in his graduation from high school and college photos. Way too serve!!! 🙂

  3. melanie

    Jun 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    That is just awesome! So glad to see people who respect what these loving service animals do. So heart warming!

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