Source: dvm360

K9s For Warriors celebrates a significant milestone of matching 1,000 veterans with trained service dogs, aiming to prevent veteran suicide by supporting individuals with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or military sexual trauma. Retired Army Staff Sergeant Ryan and his service dog Frankie became the 1,000th Warrior/K9 team to graduate from the program. K9s For Warriors offers service dogs at no cost to veterans, providing crucial support in high-anxiety situations.

Chief Program Officer Kevin Steele highlights the program’s impact, noting the transformative effect on veterans’ lives. Research indicates that service dogs positively influence veterans’ stress levels, contributing to healthier cortisol levels. Navy veteran Charlie, whose first dog from K9s For Warriors made a profound impact, shares his experience and the importance of canine companionship in his journey toward recovery.

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