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Airbnb Host Canceled Over Veteran’s Service Dog

September 28, 2023

While Boston couple Lauren Laliberte and Steve Bohn were busy preparing for their Cape Cod wedding, they were looking forward to celebrating alongside Bohn’s service dog — a yellow labrador named Orion. The plan was simple: They would make the trek from Boston to the Cape, and stay in an Airbnb the nights before and after their big day.

Orion helps Bohn, a veteran, with everyday tasks after he survived a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan in 2008. He was subject to several spinal surgeries, and Orion is trained to help him pick up objects off the ground, and to do other small chores. Laliberte, a NICU nurse, tells PEOPLE that aside from being a working dog, Orion is “a big, gentle giant” who plays with their 15-month-old and is best friends with the couple’s French bulldog.

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