One day last May at a South Carolina fire training facility, 34-year-old Rob Tackett posed for the Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 firefighter calendar  — sexy and shirtless and holding Kimber, an adorable German Shepherd puppy.
“Her owner and his wife told me she wouldn’t go around any guys,” says Tackett, a firefighter with the Charleston Fire Department and “Mr. March” in the Charleston (South Carolina) Firefighter Calendar.  “And when I first met her she curled up in my arms, it was an instant connection. She felt safe with me.”
He never dreamed he’d one day be her owner.
Tackett, an Army veteran,  bonded with Kimber’s owner, Steve Hall, who had served three tours of Iraq and Afghanistan as an elite Marine sniper.
Hall had returned from his tour of duty suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, wracked with nightmares, flashbacks and anxiety, according to a video he made with the Charleston Animal Society.
Hall had found that …