14 DDV is:
1 Dog Man
The dog man is dog trainer Toriano Sanzone.
The 14 dogs - all Pit Bull-types would likely have been euthanized
The 14 veterans say they can use a dog in their lives (some dogs may be service dogs), and have limited finances. No matter - Sanzone trains the dogs in 14 days and then GIVES the dogs to these deserving veterans, heroes. Each of these dogs will pass their AKC Canine Good Citizen's Test.
This is terrific - there's no downside - Sanzone is a hero to saving and training the dogs, and giving them to heroes. The dogs....well, they're heroes for surviving. The idea is brilliant.
I spoke to Sanzone about it in a recent WGN Radio Petcast.
With Jenniffer Wiegel in studio at WGN Radio, I will be broadcasting from the site of 14 DDV, Good News Community Church, 3749 West Huron Chicago, Saturday morning (July 14), 10:30 AM CDT. Alderman Walter Burnett will be there and so will Secretary of State Jesse White with other local dignitaries. But the stars of the show, the dogs matched with U.S. Veterans. What a great program!