To train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our United States military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war such as PTSD. In turn each veteran can experience the therapeutic and unconditional love only a companion animal can bring.
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs of 750,000 veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, approximately 100,000 sought mental health care. Half of those were diagnosed with PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Service and comfort dogs have been proven to be 84.1% effective at treating PTSD.
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