Seattle resident Chris is a two-time Summit graduate. He received his first service dog, Ben, in 2004. Ben passed away unexpectedly in February 2012, so Chris turned to Summit for his next service dog, Griffin. This wonderful Golden Retriever-Labrador mix has not only helped fill the void in Chris’ heart but has admirably taken on the role of helping him in his daily life. Griffin helps Chris by opening doors, retrieving dropped items and fetching the phone. All this makes it easier for Chris to continue his career as a project coordinator for Chihuly Studios. Griffin gives him the independence and companionship he had grown accustomed to.