Man’s best friend becomes veterans’ lifesavers

Picking his dog’s name seemed like an easy decision.

Matt Burgess looked at the large paws on the 8-week-old pup chewing his shoe laces. He figured the Rottweiler mix would grow into a massive guard dog.

So he called him Brinks, after the armored trucks that transport money and valuables.

Burgess was right about Brinks providing protection; it’s just not the type he expected.

“In a more important way, he’s protected my health,” the 42-year-old Iraq War veteran said. “He’s protected my life ... from internal dangers.”