Furry therapy: Group connects veterans and dogs — Frederick News Post

July 6, 2014 – A cold wet nose and wagging tail have given many a sad or weary heart a lift. But seeing his dog Gabe ease the anxiety of an 11-year-old boy who was leaving his mother and moving into foster care gave social worker Rick Yount an idea. That led Yount and Gabe, […]

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

June 26, 2014 – 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 […]

Power of Dogs to Heal Our Veterans — FOX News Network

May 30, 2014 – 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

May 27, 2014 – 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

JM Students Raise Funds to Train Service Dogs for Veterans

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

March 13, 2014 – 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 […]

Disabled Vet’s Best Friend

February 9, 2014 – 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 […]

The Unlikely PTSD Therapy: Puppies

August 8, 2013  – 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