Panther, a mixed breed rescue, is the reason behind the existence of 12 Paws Foundation. I suspect that she is a Shiba Mix. Barbs eventual decline in health led her to a crucial place in her life where she needed a Service Dog to assist her with ADL’S (activities of everyday living) Panther became Barb’s first privately trained Service Dog.Their unique pairing led them on a 14 year special uphill journey.With Panther’s help, Barb survived despite her doctor’s, “I’m sending you home to die”, doom & gloom prognosis. Panther became the very best trained assistance pup a then wheelchair bound Barb could ever have! She saved her owner’s life in many many ways.