Veterans of the US Armed Forces have faced tribulations that are hard for most civilians to imagine. Men, women and even dogs face hostile situations and combat to keep American's safe. For Veteran's Day this year, we here at EntirelyPets hope to promote two outstanding movements to care for our nations veterans: "Pets for Vets" and "Military Working Dog Adoptions".
Pets For Vets
In 2011, Congress passed the "Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act" to conduct a program in which veterans who were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would receive a therapy dog to be trained by the veterans suffering from PTSD to become service dogs. Once the dogs are completely trained, they will be given to veterans who are physically disabled to help them perform everyday tasks.
Military Working Dog Adoptions
US Military Dogs provide a great service to this country and serve alongside US Soldiers to detect bombs and threats or locate enemy combatants. Dogs have been instrumental in US operations abroad and they serve as well trained combat companions. These dogs work hard but can be left homeless after their duties have been fulfilled.