BOSTON (CBS) — The German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center was featured on this week’s Pet Parade–and they brought along their mascot, a very special service dog who once fought a bear.

Jesse is now a PTSD mitigation service animal. Her first family had to give her up due to aggression issues, and her second family had to surrender her to the center.

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Jesse, a service dog from the German Shepherd Rescue & Resource Center. (WBZ-TV)

Jessica from the German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center says the center helps 30 or 40 dogs like Jesse each year.

“German Shepherds are a working breed of dog, so they’re very smart, very intelligent, and they’re just very motivated to please their owners,” said Jessica. “They’re just so sweet.”

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In 0rder for the center to keep helping more dogs like Jesse, they are holding a fundraiser on Saturday, June 24 from 6-10 p.m. at the Charles F. Minney VFW Post in Millbury.

The 2nd Annual Bark and Bid Auction will feature food, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle, and great prizes to bid on–like James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt tickets, and a GoPro camera you can attach to your dog!

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