Canine Companions® announced its partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in the summer of 2020, with WWP providing a generous grant in support of Canine Companions’ Veterans Initiative.
The results of an important research study completed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows significant benefits from service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (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.
Canine Companions for Independence puppy Dak will spend the next 18 months training to become a service dog.
Newsday Veterans Day
November 2019 Graduation on WCBS
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