Researchers try to verify whether canines help patients with TBI, PTSD — Marine Corps Times

For dog lovers, it’s an absolute: The unconditional love of a canine companion heals the soul, reaching into the heart to cross canyons of loneliness and despair. Military researchers now are trying to learn if there’s real science behind that semimystical link — and if so, whether it can help treat the signature wounds of […]

Veteran dog training therapy organization to expand into Seneca Creek State Park — Gazette News

Cpl. Justin Bunce doesn’t like doing his physical therapy exercises for his arm. In fact, he sometimes refuses. But hand him a brush and tell him Breeze, a yellow lab, needs to be groomed, and he’s happy to help out. Read the full article at

Power of Dogs to Heal Our Veterans — FOX News Network

Warrior Canine Connection helps brave vets recover from the battlefield. View the clip from Fox News’ The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.”

Military Therapy Dogs Help Soldiers — ABC Nightly News

Therapy dogs trained to sense a soldier’s distress are doing wonders to help veterans return to family life. Watch the ABC Nightly News Clip at

Approved Lease Agreement for WCC —

WCC receives approval for lease agreement at the Schaeffer Farm Area of Seneca Creek State Park.

JM Students Raise Funds to Train Service Dogs for Veterans — Rochester, MN Post Bulletin

Paul and Donnie are only puppies, but already their mission in life has been set.

One Dog’s Powerful Healing Effects on Two Wounded Veterans — ABC News / Good Morning America

Justin Lansford and his longtime girlfriend, Carol Balmes, love doting on their golden retriever, Gabe. But there is much more to this four-legged friend than meets the eye. “The less I use my wheelchair, the more I need his help in smaller tasks and the more he is there,” Lansford, a U.S. Army veteran, told […]

Disabled Vet’s Best Friend

Before Cpl. Stanley can become a service dog to a disabled veteran, he has to spend two years being exposed to different people in various situations. Good thing he spends a lot of time at Dixon–Smith Middle School, where he’s surrounded by more than 900 students and adults on a daily basis. “The kids all […]

Puppies Helping Veterans Deal with Visible and Invisible Wounds of War – NBC News

Tucked on the campus of Walter Reed Medical Center is a facility focused on helping soldiers recover from injuries suffered during war, training incidents and the like. Inside those walls, a dedicated group of men, women and puppies are helping soldiers deal with the visible and invisible wounds of war. The images don’t seem to […]

The Unlikely PTSD Therapy: Puppies

The Washington Post By Zoeann Murphy Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are training puppies to become service dogs for fellow wounded warriors. The work can actually alleviate their own symptoms The Fold’s Zoeann Murphy spent some time with the pups… Watch the video at