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Dogs Making Life Easier for Veterans with PTSD


Strolling in the park. Enjoying a dinner party with friends. Stopping by a local festival.

For Amber, these are not the simple joys of life, but things to avoid.

The 57-year-old Army veteran struggles daily with post-traumatic stress disorder, which manifests in many ways. But she now is considering travel, knowing that Arbor will be by her side. Arbor is a 2-year-old retriever specially trained to help Skylar manage her PTSD.

Parade Magazine

Graduate Featured on Parade Magazine


Canine Companions for Independence© is proud to have had our graduate, Stefan LeRoy (US Army Ret.) and his service dog Knoxville featured on the cover of Parade magazine