Posts tagged "veterans"

Rethinking how we view some human animal bonds

How often do we rush to judgment based on the way someone looks and smells? Or mutter under our breath and jump to a conclusion about people without means and their pets? There’s a great blog post making the rounds this week – She wasn’t being rude – that has done a great job of... Read more »

Hounds and Heroes: Going to bat for rescue dogs and veterans

Hounds and Heroes: Going to bat for rescue dogs and veterans
What do you do for an encore when you’ve been a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, the only female NBA Scout, a front office executive for the Lakers, an actress and a sportscaster? If you’re Bonnie-Jill Laflin, you tap into your other two passions – animal rescue and helping veterans – to form a non-profit to help... Read more »

Veterans Day: 9 special pet programs for veterans and active military

Veterans Day: 9 special pet programs for veterans and active military
Pets are an important part of our family. For those in the military, the bond is just as tight. Over the past several years a variety of organizations have been created aimed at helping keep military families with their pets, rescuing pets from war zones and training and matching service dogs and therapy pets with... Read more »
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Veterans face another obstacle thanks to fake service dogs

We were at a party last summer when one of the other guests started to talk about her son’s new service dog. As the conversation progressed, I started to ask about training and certification and all the pesky questions a pet blogger tends to ask. I was a bit shocked to learn that the “service... Read more »

The Adventures of Puppi and Burma

The Adventures of Puppi and Burma
Yesterday we told told the story of veteran Stephen Simmons and the Adventures of Puppi and Burma. More specifically, it was a look at Simmons adventures in the Oregon Mountains with his dog – Puppi – and cat – Burma – as he challenges himself in the mountains with adventure therapy to overcome PTSD –... Read more »

Puppi, Burma and adventure therapy save a veteran with PTSD

Puppi, Burma and adventure therapy save a veteran with PTSD
They make an unlikely trio as they hit the trail in the mountains of Oregon – a kitten, a dog and a homeless veteran. But each day, Stephen Simmons is moving forward on an amazing journey in hopes of getting his life on track as a veteran with PTSD thanks to the adventures of Puppi... Read more »
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