WAR DOGS NEWS & EVENTS

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    The SAC Fund & WDMIH Partner to Bring A War Dog Home on 9-11

    The SAC Fund, known for promoting the welfare and rescue of animals in war-torn Middle Eastern countries where our soldiers are presently stationed, has helped raised money to have Kayla brought to Chicago. Kayla arrives on 9-11-12, and Elana Morgan will be there to take charge of her once she lands at O’Hare. Ms Morgan Continue Reading

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    NWU Student Journalist Produces Film on War Dog, Dan Sauer

    Peace Dogs is a documentary film by Meena Thiruvengadam, about how a returning combat veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury is helped by a little dog. Meena Thiruvengadam is a candidate for a Master of Science in Journalism at MEDILL/Northwestern University. Her film, PEACE DOGS, recounts how ex-marine, Dan Sauer, who came back from the first Continue Reading

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    WGN interviews War dogs Making It Home

    WGN’s Medical Watch focuses on the role of “Healing Pets” in helping combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Former Navy pilot, Jay Somers discusses how his PTSD triggers behaviors that would threaten to isolate him from family and friends, if not for his companion service dog, Cody. He explains how when he experiences an Continue Reading

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    Elana Morgan – litefm’s Woman of the Week

    War Dogs is excited to learn that our own VP Director, Elana Morgan, was named Woman of The Week by Lite FM 93.9-Chicago. She was nominated by Danielle Lanini, her coworker at Morgan’s Dogs, which Elana also owns. Danielle wrote a touching letter to LiteFM’s Diane Banks about Elana’s work training dogs to help veterans Continue Reading

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    PODCAST – WARDOGS MAKING IT HOME

    Local Edge Radio talk show host, Errington Thompson, MD. interviews the founders of War Dogs Making It Home, Drs. Robert Smith, Roxanne R. Roberts for a featured podcast posted at ‘Where Is The Outrage.Net?’. The rise in the numbers of returning combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the increase in suicide rates for Continue Reading

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    TINY SERVICE DOG HEALS HAMPSHIRE MARINE

    An ex-marine sergeant shares his story of healing and coping with the effects of PTSD after surviving a traumatic brain injury during Desert Storm. Dan Sauer wants to spread the word about the need for, and the benefits of a trained service dog to any vet who shares his condition. He describes how Chloe, his Continue Reading

CREATING A BETTER LIFE FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD & TBI

War Dogs helps veterans better manage the invisible and lifelong challenges of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury (PTSD/TBI) by pairing them with dogs they help rescue and train as service dogs, to be their “four legged lifeline” wherever they go. The service dog becomes the veteran’s partner in the struggle to achieve confidence, reconnect with their loved ones, and resume normal activities in their communities.
  • WORKING TOGETHER

    We help veterans with PTSD/TBI now…we need your support. Our program builds veterans’ resiliency, and self-respect, while reducing the impact of their disorder on their families, communities and institutions. We offer a model that is bringing important positive changes in a dramatically shorter time and at a lower cost than traditional methods.

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  • SUPPORT THE VISION

    It does make a difference. Our program builds veterans’ resiliency, and self-respect, while reducing the impact of their disorder on their families, communities and institutions. We offer a model that is bringing important positive changes in a dramatically shorter time and at a lower cost than traditional methods.

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  • A NEW APPROACH

    Helping veterans at risk Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain injury (PTSD/TBI) are conditions many veterans acquire during their service protecting our country. These lifelong, unseeable injuries destroy veterans’ ability to function in a family or in society. It affects as many as 20%, of returning veterans and is strongly associated with a risk of Continue Reading

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