01 Sep BOOTS IS READY FOR SERVICE-DOG DUTY
Finally, after more than 2½ years, our Boots is prepared for active duty.
In September 2018, generous donors like you made it possible for HonorBound Foundation to donate $25,000 to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs for the training and placement of a medical service dog. That service dog (we’ve named her Boots) is finally ready to be paired with a veteran.
The first meeting between Boots and her veteran is scheduled in June. The veteran is a Connecticut native who was selected after nominations were requested by HonorBound from various veterans organizations in the state. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months, including the identity of the veteran who will be cared for by Boots. You might also get the chance to meet Boots in person! Wouldn’t that be a treat?
Trained PTSD service dogs can:
Boots is a German Shepherd that has been specially trained to assist a veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a devastating disability that can cause serious harm to veterans and their loved ones. Symptoms can range from nightmares and flashbacks to overwhelming fear and panic.
In the U.S., 22 military veterans commit suicide each day, many because of their struggles with PTSD. When veterans with PTSD are paired with a service dog, the suicide rate is significantly reduced.