Latest "service dogs" stories
A VA hospital barred a veteran’s service dog. After the vet’s suicide, it changed its policy
An investigation looked into two VA facilities that didn't provide adequate mental health care.
Is adopting a service dog right for you? What veterans diagnosed with PTSD need to know
While there are multiple options one could choose for PTSD treatment, nonprofit organizations like K9s for Warriors and Southeastern Guide Dogs have championed a treatment method that veterans can’t receive directly from the VA: service dogs.
Explosive-sniffing dogs trade ruff life for cushy retirement back home
“They’re out there saving lives every single day. They’ve done this their whole lives, and it’s their time to retire and our time to give back to them.”
By Joshua Axelrod
Do service dogs really help with PTSD? A new study has answers
A new study by Purdue University researchers shows veterans who had service dogs to help with PTSD were much better off psychologically than their peers who were on a waiting list to receive an animal.
By Natalie Gross