Considerations for Recommending Service Dogs versus Emotional Support Animals for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Macy Porter, Melissa Y. Winkle, Ellen Herlache-Pretzer
Background: Health care providers must understand factors that may guide the decision-making process for determining whether a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is appropriate for a service dog (SD) versus an emotional support animal (ESA), and assist SD training organizations...
Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention
| Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa
Rescue 22 Foundation
The Rescue 22 Foundation provides the highest quality, task trained service dogs in order to address the mental and physical health of our nation’s combat veterans.
The Effect of a PTSD Service Dog on Military Veterans’ Medication Regimens: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Kerri E., Anderson, Lindsey M., Ott, Carol A., O'Haire, Marguerite E.
Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE)
Paws Assisting Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans suffering from mental and/or physical disabilities through trained service dogs, empowering them and their families to achieve lifelong successes and to pave their way home....
Shelter Dogs for Veterans
A 501c(3) nonprofit organization, Shelter Dogs for Veterans provides trained service dogs to combat injured veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The dogs are rescued from kill shelters.
Takoda Service Dogs
The Takoda Service Dogs mission is to breed, raise and professionally train service dogs to be provided at no cost to disabled military veterans and first responders with PTSD and other disabilities; to educate the public on the need for professionally trained service dogs, the laws that apply...
Top Dogg K9 Foundation (TDK9)
TDK9 is meeting the critical needs of disabled veteran families and local communities. Our mission is to reduce the number of military families that are impacted by suicide due to mental illness each year. TDK9 Foundation stands on the principle that Veterans Deserve Outstanding Generosity and...
Red White Blue Dog Training After Government Service (R.W.B. Dog T.A.G.S.)
We strive to have a positive impact on our U.S. Combat Veterans as well as save the lives of homeless animals. By bringing them together we help them forge their bond and give them hope. In pairing rescued dogs with Veterans we create teams that...
4 Paws 4 Patriots - Utah
At 4 Paws 4 Patriots - Utah, we combine our love and respect for American Veterans/First Responders with our love and devotion to saving a shelter dog. Whenever possible, we match an individual with a rescue dog, and they go through an extensive training class together in our program. Our...
Canine Guardians is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, fully volunteer, donation-based organization in the beautiful Napa Valley. We raise and train and provide service dogs to assist and enrich the daily lives of wounded American veterans and veterans with PTSD , children and adults with physical...
U.S. Kennels Incorporated
U.S. Kennels Incorporated is a 501(c3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide service dogs for disabled Veterans at no cost. All of the veterans we help suffer from a variety of service-related disabilities. Our program delivers support to our veterans while saving the lives of...
How Service Dogs Enhance Veterans' Occupational Performance in the Home: A Qualitative Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Terry K. Crowe, Mylinh T. Nguyen, Brenda G. Tryon, Stephanie Barger, Victoria Sanchez
Background: This qualitative study explored the lives of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how the partnerships with their service dogs supported improved occupational performance in their...
Partners for Patriots
Partners For Patriots was formed in 2009 in Tennessee and relocated to Iowa in 2013. Funding is always on the front burner as we obtain, train and provide service dogs to disabled Veterans free of charge. The dogs are delivered and the Veteran is provided with up to 15 days of...
K9s for Camo
Service dogs at no cost. Rescued shelter dogs. Trained by prisoners.
K9 Partners for Patriots
With the assistance of service dogs, we’re bringing a measure of peace and functionality to veterans who are facing a war all over again as they cope with anxieties born of service-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and/or military sexual trauma...
An explorative clinical pilot study into the effect of service dogs on chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
| Contributor(s):: Galsgaard, Astrid, Eskelund, Kasper
Understanding partner perceptions of a service dog training program for veterans with ptsd: Building a bridge to trauma resiliency
| Contributor(s):: Whitworth, James, O'Brien, Casey, Wharton, Tracy, Scotland-Coogan, Diane
Defining the PTSD Service Dog Intervention: Perceived Importance, Usage, and Symptom Specificity of Psychiatric Service Dogs for Military Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., LaFollette, M. R., Hediger, K., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.
Research suggests that psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary treatment option for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although this practice continues to increase in popularity and research has reached the rigor of clinical trials, the components of...
How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree
| Contributor(s):: David Shade
David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...