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Marine Corps Sgt. John M. Peck, 26, plays
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Marine Corps Sgt. John M. Peck, 26, plays with Nasar, the Labrador retriever who is his new service dog and new best friend, in his dorm room at Canine Companions for Independence, a Medford nonprofit that provides assistance dogs for the disabled, including veterans.(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

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Medford nonprofit teams up veterans, dogs

Canine Companions for Independence, a Medford nonprofit, is teaming up veterans with dogs that will become their closest and perhaps most loyal companions helping them cope, mentally and physically.