Karl is a special-needs dog; he is deaf, trained with American Sign Language he understands over 90 signs. Karl has overcome his disability and enjoys his life as a therapy dog; he brings love and happiness to seniors, children, children with special needs, and everyone he comes in contact with. Karl is well suited for the court room as he will provide loving support, will not worry about loud noises, and if it is a long session he will quietly take a nap. Karl’s workload has increased providing services to the children with humane education as well as after school activities. Karl is an ambassador, an inspiration as well as an educator for people who shied away from dogs with special needs. Karl does not know he is a special needs dog, and he has taught us more then we could ever hope to teach him. When Karl goes outside he likes to look around, smell the flowers, and check out the birds. He reminds us to slow down, smell the flowers and take in the beauty of the day.