Listen: Michelle Williams with Canine Companions for Independence and Jessica Greenfield, mom of Miller and Jac.
When 13-year-old Sacramento resident Miller Greenfield, who has a rare neurodegenerative disease, received his service dog, Bahama, from Canine Companions free of charge last year, he knew he wanted to give back to the organization that gave him his best friend and favorite helper. He and his 11- year-old sister, Jac, both decided to ask for donations to Canine Companions in lieu of presents for their birthdays and Christmas and, as a result, raised over $10k for Canine Companions and were given the honor of naming a puppy for the organization. Miller, who is an honorary Sergeant at the Sacramento Police Department, and his sister Jac, named Canine Companions puppy O’Sully in honor and memory of fallen Officer Tara O’Sullivan, who was killed in the line of duty last year. O’Sully is an adorable 2-month-old black Labrador/golden retriever cross who is being raised by a volunteer puppy raiser in Sacramento to become a service dog for someone with a disability.