After a previous abusive owner, and surviving severe injuries from being hit by a car, Gracie had a fear of cars and people. Trainer Dorene Robertson was more determined than ever to make sure Gracie made a full recovery get back on track to becoming a service dog. She wanted Gracie to have a second chance at having a happy life as well as giving a veteran in need that same chance. At no cost, Dorene retrained Gracie and gave her to retired Marine Sgt. Chris Mueller, who Gracie picked possibly because he too has a past has brought him much pain.