It’s a C4H Adoption! PO1 Pike and Max

Congratulations to PO1 Pike and his new companion animal, Max.

PO1 Pike is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). He is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Max was a rescue dog located in PO1 Pike’s home town and was saved by PO1 Pike. Now, Max is going to repay the favor by saving PO1 Pike and his family with a lifetime of unconditional love.

“Dear C4H,

I have only had him [Max] about 3 days and he has already made a difference in my life for the better. I am a full-time firefighter and that affords me 5 days off at a time, which can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. I spend a lot of time alone and that time is often when my head spins out of control, most days I spend hours being angry or anxious or I will cry for no apparent reason and when it’s bad, I try to drink it all away! Well, I woke up this morning and I had Max, with his big tail wagging, waiting to go for a walk with me. And, instead of waking up depressed, I just laughed, I haven’t started a day off with a laugh in a long time. He might be a rescue dog and some people will say he’s lucky I adopted him, but in all reality I think I’m the one who lucked out! Thank you C4H, for helping me to adopt him and all your support for veterans.”

Best Regards,
Petty Officer 1st Class Pike
US Navy Seabees