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A service dog that survived abuse and getting hit by a car picks her forever person

Gracie's touching journey to find a wound vet
Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 21:17:17-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Gracie is a service dog with a painful past. She survived abuse by her owner, getting lost and being hit by a car. 

After that, she was terrified of people and vehicles. Her trainer was determined to help her heal and retrain her and then give her to a wounded veteran at no cost.  

The trainer knew Gracie would need to be matched with the right person so she arranged meetings with potential candidates. With the first few, it was a no go. Then, the right Marine came along.