A trained PTSD service dog can provide a sense of security and have a calming effect on veterans, help with episodes of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and they can also be loving companions. Additionally, organizations train them to respond to PTSD episodes and help bring their humans back to a relaxed state.
While there’s overwhelming evidence that military and service dogs provide invaluable assistance to their trainers and handlers, new research shows that they can even help comfort injured soldiers who are being flown out of combat. Find out how dogs are helping!
Healing Paws for Warriors has come up with an excellent idea to raise money for training service dogs, and you can help by donating your shoes! They’re accepting new or gently worn shoes at local Florida dropoff locations.
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11).
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office brings dogs who have been rescued from abusive and neglectful owners to help veterans who have ended up in jail.
A senior couple who served in World War II left a huge donation in their will to local police departments to help them add K9 police dogs to the force.
David Sharpe wanted a Pit Bull. He’d come back from the war angry, violent, and out of control so he decided to get himself a fighter. A dog he could relate to. Sure enough, he found a tough-looking bundle of muscle, with clipped ears and built like a tank, and he brought her home. […]