PAWS of WAR Florida
During a time when service men and women are coming home from war broken, both physically, mentally and emotionally, and when being a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder is tougher than it has ever been, there is a need to provide help to those who sacrificed so much, for all of us. Our government should provide benefits, financial, medical, emotional, occupational, etc. but there is no government agency that can be there in the wee hours of the night to help a hero, in distress from PTSD, TBI or depression, see the morning and see the value in continuing to live another day.
Without citing medical journals and studies, I ask that you take my word for it, that a trained service dog can make the difference for a hero trying to cope with the aftermath of war or traumatic events experienced by first responders. These four legged angels of mercy provide love and companionship without conditions or judgment. They perform tasks that help their heroes make it through the roughest times.
Unfortunately, the cost associated with buying a suitable dog and having it trained can be more than many in need can afford. Another tragedy is that daily, shelters put down animals who would make excellent service dogs. Paws of War rescues shelter dogs and trains them to be service dogs for veterans and first responders who need them. Paws of War is, "Helping Both Ends of the Leash!"
This wonderful organization is successful due, in no small part, to the tireless efforts of their volunteers, like Lauren Driscoll, the Program Director for Paws of War Florida. Lauren is a dog trainer who is dedicated to helping both the dogs and the Veterans and First Responders. Everyone at Paws of War Florida deserves our gratitude and support.
You can learn more about Paws of War Florida at their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PawsofwarFlorida/
Lauren offers dog training for the public as well (I must say that her techniques have worked wonders for our highstrung pup). You can learn more about her training by visiting her website at: http://petpeevesdogtraining.net/ or her Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/PetpeevesDogTraining.net/