Picture Stories: Nick & Keno: keno01

CONCORDIA, Kan. -- 06/21/11 -- Nickolas Qvarnstrom, 10, of West Yarmouth bonds with his service dog, Keno, during a break in an obedience training session at the Kansas National Guard armory. Nickolas and his younger sister, Abby, were adopted from a Kazakhstan orphanage. Both children were raised in the arms of the same loving and supportive family but Nickolas has contended with a myriad of social emotional issues. The service dog was trained to help him navigate his emotional highs and lows.

CONCORDIA, Kan. -- 06/21/11 -- Nickolas Qvarnstrom, 10, of West Yarmouth bonds with his service dog, Keno, during a break in an obedience training session at the Kansas National Guard armory. Nickolas and his younger sister, Abby, were adopted from a Kazakhstan orphanage. Both children were raised in the arms of the same loving and supportive family but Nickolas has contended with a myriad of social emotional issues. The service dog was trained to help him navigate his emotional highs and lows.