With Addie as her Service Dog, life has completely changed for the better. Going out is not the daunting exercise it had been. Addy is trained to do 4 ADA Tasks that make all the difference when Jen gets stressed. As a result of loyal Addie and the training, Jen has seen a significant reduction in her PTSD symptoms and the need for her anxiety meds.
Sidney began his military service in June 1986 when he joined the United States Air Force. He spoke of his Veteran friends in other states whose lives could be much improved if offered the same program. Quoting him: "because other Veterans are dealing with demons without the help a trained dog can be."
Steve served 6 years in the US Navy as an E-5 Boiler Technician with multiple deployments in the North Atlantic. The program has given him Barrett, but now Steve has a newfound way to connect and help other veterans going through the program Steve encourages other Military Veterans considering the training to "Go for it!"
As a Sergeant in the Army National Guard, she was deployed to Iraq twice. Before Duchess, she was always looking over her shoulder. Now, Duchess does that for her, so she can relax and enjoy herself in public.