There’s a reason why they say dogs are a man’s best friend. Take for instance, the therapy dogs who help thousands of veterans heal. Not only do these dogs help soldiers who are physically wounded, but they also help with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. These service dogs have been proven to improve so many lives of those who fought for our country.
In honor of Veteran’s Day and the amazing sacrifice these women and men have made for our country, we’ve rounded up a list of organization that provide training for these service dogs, in order to allow them to help our veterans during and after their tours. There are options for donations on each site.
– Paws and Stripes: This organization provides service dogs for veterans who are suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
– Patriot Paws: Disabled veterans have the opportunity to partner with a dog to help with physical and emotional needs.
– Hero Dogs: Hero Dogs operates entirely from donations, and provides training to dogs for veterans.
– NEADS: NEADS dogs help with walking, retrieving objects, opening doors and so much more.
– America’s VetDogs: This association works with both veterans and active duty personnel to provide a dog who can assist with physical, occupation or emotional therapy.
If you want to see what kind of impact these dogs can have on the lives of our veterans, watch this video below from ABC as one man explains why his therapy dog means so much to him.