Vote for Honor, a psychiatric service dog for a veteran living with PTSD.
How can your vote help? Voting is easy and you can vote once a day. It costs nothing, but it helps get psychiatric service dogs the recognition they need. Our veterans deserve nothing less than the best medical care…psychiatric service dogs like Honor can provide that.
What do psychiatric service dogs do? They can perform a variety of tasks for persons living with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or other mental illnesses. They can…
- provide safe personal space in public
- watch their handler’s back to prevent sudden movements from behind
- remind their handler to take their medication
- wake their handler from night terrors
- …and so much more.
What are the benefits of psychiatric service dogs? Service dogs have been shown to reduce the need for medication and increase the opportunities for living a full and enjoyable civilian life for those living with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
How do veterans receive psychiatric service dogs? Through private organizations like Stiggy’s Dogs. Stiggy’s Dogs rescues shelter dogs and individually trains them to be psychiatric service dogs for our military veterans living with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. By doing this they are rescuing one to rescue another.
How does this benefit the dogs? There are an estimated five million dogs sitting in shelters across the country. Many of these dogs would make wonderful service animals for our deserving military veterans. Psychiatric service dogs are provided with new families to love, a lifetime of care and support as well as work and tasks to do—something most dogs crave.
Learn more about Stiggy’s Dogs here.