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Freedom Dogs offers custom-trained specialty service dogs to wounded members of the military returning from armed conflict. It is reported that 40% of all returning troops suffer from PTSD. Many of these returning men and women are so mentally, physically or spiritually broken that they have little hope of returning to mainstream life.

Our unique Partner Program pairs a specialty service dog/trainer team with these heroes on a short-term, intermittent basis as an adjunct to their rehabilitation. These teams help reintegrate these young men & women back into society and normal activities of daily living.

Additionally, we offer custom trained specialty service dogs for permanent placement with these deserving warriors.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location San Diego, CA
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Companion
  5. Dogs
  6. Mammals
  7. Mental competency
  8. Pet ownership
  9. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  10. training programs
  11. veterans