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Photo of TX service dog gets in school yearbook next to handler

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A San Antonio, Texas service dog has had his picture taken to put into the school's yearbook alongside his handler's, according to KHOU. Taxi, a golden retriever mix, is seventh grader Rachel Benke's service dog.

Rachel and Taxi have been side by side for the last four years. Rachel, who suffered from epileptic seizures since birth, loved Taxi from the moment she met him. He senses when she is about to seize and stays with her until help arrives.

Taxi accompanies Rachel everywhere. He was originally meant to be a guide dog but his prey interest in cats kept him from succeeding as one. Taxi became a service dog instead, luckily for the Benke's.

Ironically, Rachel was afraid of animals; until she met Taxi.

Rachel's mom, Theresa Benke, joked last year about Taxi being in the yearbook, since he attends the school with Rachel regularly. So this year, the school added him to the yearbook.

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