Good Things about Animals and People, by Teri's favorite brown dog.
While Teri's busy in the editing cave, working on her Big Chance Dog Rescue series (about cowboy military veterans who train rescue dogs to perform service, therapy, and support; and manage to find loooove along the way), I'd like to tell you about a real-life group that trains dogs to help veterans and first responders with PTSD.
I think it's so awesome that we dogs can provide relief to those people who've put their lives on the line to keep us safe and free, so read on to learn about GOT YOUR SIX SUPPORT DOGS!
Got Your Six Support Dogs is located near St. Louis, but I heard about them when Teri came home from a writer's conference in Las Vegas a couple of years ago.
She'd gotten the chance to get to know a dog-in-training named Goose, who was learning the ropes. Goose was awesome. She could turn lights off and on, could retrieve a cell phone, and recognized when someone was anxious, which Teri got to see firsthand when she got the news that her father had passed away. Goose was right there for Teri, offering kisses and putting her head on Teri's lap when she sensed Teri was feeling bad about not being home for her family.
Check out the Website and click around to learn more about this awesome group!
It takes a lot of time, effort, and talent to train a dog to help someone who's suffered trauma, and a lot of money (I should know. I'm not even that fancy, and I've heard how much it costs to keep me healthy!).
Needless to say, GYSSD can always use help, so click here to donate!