Tarah Akira Yodan

I will sail my vessel till the river runs dry..

More: As a disabled veteran, Tarah is in training to become my service dog. November 8th was the first opportunity to safely introduce her to boating/fishing on the Susquehanna river. Tarah comes from a strong pedigree of service dogs, her Sire, Snouticus and Dam, Luna are of Steadfast GSD's. Tarah recently completed her introductory obedience training and in February, will be going to Timothy's Helping Heroes to further her service training. In the short four months she's been with me, she has not only stolen my heart, she's been the vessel that has healed my heart as well. About a month before she came into my life, I lost my 9 year old Akita who was also my service companion. Tarah's name comes from her birth month (Taurus) - Akira from Bright and Graceful Strength - and Yodan (after my first Akita Yoda) which just happens to mean, The Next Chapter. All my fur-babies have had Yodan as part of their names.