The surprise star of the Stafford High School Yearbook this year was a service dog named Alpha. Alpha is a diabetes alert dog who has saved his partner AJ’s life with his pinpoint accuracy in detecting blood sugar levels.
“The amazing thing about Alpha is that he knows 20 to 40 minutes before my blood sugar actually does go low or high due to his amazing sense of smell,” AJ told Buzzfeed.
Stafford students loved seeing Alpha in the yearbook
“He has been a great companion and added a lot of happiness to my school’s environment,” Schalk said, “It brightens people’s days seeing him in the halls or in my class and I love being able to have that effect on people.”
Alpha also has a very handsome school ID photo
— AJ (@t1dfighter_aj) May 24, 2017
A couple of cuties
Hat Tip: Buzzfeed