One more thing I want to tell you about VetDogs is that they have actually sent dogs to Iraq and Afghanistan to help the soldiers with PTSD, sleep disturbances, and other emotional issues. Boe and Budge are black labs who were specially trained to work in Iraq. They wear little booties and shades and such to protect them from the hot sand. The dogs even have ranks, usually one rank higher than their handler. The soldiers report that the dogs are a huge help, and assist many of them in talking about their emotions when they otherwise would be unwilling to show them. I think Boe was in Tikrit, but I’m not sure where Budge was stationed. I’m told that Boe and Budge have come home from their tour of duty, and their replacements have been deployed. So yes, VetDogs does actually produce dogs who become veterans.
Boe and Budge (29/49)