Adopting dogs to help veterans with invisible wounds
As the Development Director of Warriors’ Best Friend I can’t begin to express how much we value our partnership with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. For two years, Warriors’ Best Friend has received the support of the DVNF which has allowed us to adopt homeless dogs from animal shelters, like Bosco (pictured above) and train them to assist veterans battling Post traumatic stress disorder/and or Traumatic Brain Injury. We are able to provide these critically-needed service dogs at no cost to veterans and their families thanks to the support of partners like the DVNF!
The DVNF’s support is so important for programs like ours. Despite the incredible emotional and physical benefits of service dogs, many veterans are unable to obtain a dog due to extreme costs and long wait lists. The DVNF helps to bridge this gap for veterans and provide access to this important and life-saving care!
I’m especially impressed with the amount of time and effort the DVNF commits to each non-profit to strengthen and grow our programs that help us to thrive, improve our quality of care, and provide services to more and more veterans. The staff at DVNF are amazing and are always looking for ways to help us connect to more men and women that could benefit from our program, as well as provide any counsel or resources needed!