March may bring the madness of the big basketball tournament but Paws & Effect goes beyond that by bringing together eight veterans with service dogs.
The journey of healing and reintegration begins today.
The veterans will get to know how to handle the dogs and have plenty of time to bond with their new companions over the next two weeks at Camp Dodge, Iowa.
They will also get to build a camaraderie with the placement volunteers and their puppy raisers.
We wish them all the very best.
We truly thank the puppy raisers and volunteers for their loyalty and commitment to the program. We know that over the past eighteen months the program was not without its ups and downs, but through and through these veterans now have an opportunity at a better life. Reflect on this moment and let it fill your hearts with the warmth of joy and accomplishment.