Monthly Archives: March 2017

Riley: We made it as a Service Dog Team!

I contacted PAWS Training Centers due to my disability. We started training with Patsy and she was amazing. From the beginning Riley and I had a “pet” relationship. At first Riley and I were not a strong team. She didn’t listen to me because I was not a leader in my family. I had no… Read more »

Dillon: In-Training Service Dog

After graduating high school in 2003, I was eager to serve my country. Due to the fact that the president at that time, the honorable President Bush, was not accepting applications from untrained 18-uear-old men for his special task force, I figured the Marine Corps would be the next best option. After nearly a year,… Read more »

Paraclete: A PTSD Service Dog

It was a long and arduous journey which brought Parclete and I together. I’m not talking about my journey of trauma, but the difficulty of convincing military medical to provide the needed endorsement for a service dog. Their argument was that a service dog would hinder my recovery from PTSD, depression, and an anxiety disorder…. Read more »

Gibbs: A Natural Therapy Dog

Honorary Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, was a rescue dog from the NCIS agents at Cherry Point Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. He had been a part of a sting in another state and was brought back to North Carolina in hopes of finding a home to adopt him. He was skinny, full of… Read more »