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Dogs are bred specifically for the program and are mostly Labradors and golden retrievers — breeds smart and sturdy enough to help veterans with both mental and physical disabilities. Curious passers-by often can’t help but peek into Jennifer Desher’s office on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus: On any given afternoon, she’s playing host to a […]
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A new program at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania aims to improve the lives of veterans, both on staff and in the community through service animals, like four-month-old Mosko. Mosko is a playful pup undergoing some serious training. Check out the full story on WPVI News 6 here.
BALTIMORE (WMAR) — It’s an unusual place to train dogs but in a Baltimore City courtroom, it’s serving a deeper purpose. “It is a wonderful thing to watch. I think it’s therapeutic for the veterans,” said Baltimore City District Judge Halee Weinstein. Watch the full story from WMAR News 2 Baltimore.
October 18, 2022 – HANOVER, Md (WMAR) — A Maryland training center is preparing dogs to help wounded warriors combat PTSD. “It’s so profound. It’s such a gift,” said Army veteran Maja Reuss. Watch the full story on WMAR here.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A group of volunteer veterans are using their time to help other veterans by raising dogs to be service animals for them. The Asheville branch of Warrior Canine Connection trains about four to five dogs at a time and has been in operation for four years. Read and watch the full story […]
Training service dogs helps veterans heal July 6, 2022 – Asheville can feel as if dogs have the run of the place. They are seemingly in every brewery and every restaurant and every trail. Nearly all of these animals are pets that might occasionally earn their keep by barking at a black bear in the […]