Fifth grader gets a new service dog thanks to “Pups for People” organization

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OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A group that’s giving away puppies to people with disabilities is what’s working in the Miami Valley. “Pups for People” is a group whose mission is to make life a little easier for people with disabilities.

The group held a fundraiser Sunday at Oakwood High School to help Lilian Rodriguez. She’s a fifth-grader at Smith Elementary School. Lilian has a disorder that causes joint contractures. She says she’s excited and thankful for her new puppy.

“I’m really excited for my service dog because it’s very fun and helpful to have a service dog. We have another dog at home, so it might be good company for that dog too. I think it’s really helpful and thoughtful to just help out.”

Lilian’s future service dog is named Tallulah.

“Pups for people” was started in 2016 by a group of 7 girls that wanted to buy a service dog for their classmate.

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