The trainer that helped us get a service dog for our son is now starting up a service to match dogs with local vets suffering from PTSD. Here is the info if you would like to help...
Veteran’s Best Friend
Helping those that give us freedom, regain their freedom!
Veteran’s Best Friend seeks support for the Veteran men and women who suffer with some form of psychological condition and finding homes for shelter & homeless animals so that both may live in dignity as they embark on their journey together. Veteran’s Best Friend will provide our nation’s heroes with accessible, cost-effective animal companionship and [service dog] training.
The goal of Veteran’s Best Friend is to place appropriate dogs and provide the necessary training so that the dog can be the Veterans’ service dog. We view this goal as a win-win for both the dog and Veteran involved. Not only does such a union benefit the dog and Veteran, but it also benefits the community by helping the Veteran. Many Veterans that suffer from psychological conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder find daily activities very challenging, tasks like going to the store or even work can disable them.
For a long time the answer has been medications, but such treatments can be further limiting, have undesired side-effects and long-term use can cause health issues for the Veteran. The use and support of a Service Dog is as natural as it can get, with the hopes of reducing the medications used and helping the Veteran regain their freedom…by having the confidence to go out in public settings with their canine companion.
Veteran’s Best Friend is seeking funds for the acquiring of appropriate dogs, the training needed to make them Service Dogs and Vest attire for the dogs. Veteran’s Best Friend is for the Veteran to do the training themselves with the help of a Trainer.
ALL DONATIONS to this fund will provide the necessary training for the animals of Veteran’s Best Friend
Make checks payable & mail to:
MHAF – Veteran’s Best Friend
P.O. Box 30159
Middleburg Hts., OH 44130
Donations can also be made via PayPal through www.mhaf.com website; please note Veteran’s Best Friend on your donation
Middleburg Heights Animal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
All donations are tax deductible