DOG Name: SALVI
Team Since: 2015
CW04 Richard Sambenedetto, USCG (ret.)
Richard recently retired from the US Coast Guard. He joined the USCG 25 years ago and has been stationed on 8 U.S. Coast Guard Cutters including USCGC BERTHOLF WMSL 750 Alameda, CA as a plank owner.
In December 2015 Richard met SALVI, a fun-loving black lab. Since taking SALVI home, SALVI has helped provide assistance with retrieving items for Richard, helping him with dropped items and carrying things for him.
SALVI has also helped alert to oncoming anxiety and assisted with mobility when needed. SALVI has drastically improved Richard’s day to day quality of life.
PIF 1 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from Direct Client's or Handler's direct efforts up to the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal.
PIF 2 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from a Direct Client or Handler, which does not result from a Direct Client's or Direct Handler's direct efforts. Once a Direct Client or Handler reaches the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal, then ALL funds and "non-cash" credit are applied PIF 2.