Autistic Boy And His Service Dog Are Cross Country Running Duo

Hugo the German Shepherd is only the second dog to participate in organized high school sports with his master. Though he, and dad, Tyler Gerdts usually finish each race dead last, neither seems to mind.

The brave 17 year old boy and his faithful service dog have become an inspiration in their hometown of Davenport, Iowa and beyond. Their story has attracted the attention of several major publications.

Wherever cross country may take them, we’re just glad they found each other.


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