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Veteran Support: Warriors’ Best Friend

Warriors' Best Friend logoWarriors’ Best Friend adopts dogs from local shelters, trains them to be service dogs and matches them at no cost to America’s military veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI. Franchise Strategy Partners supports veterans by contributing financial support to Warriors’ Best Friend for team trainings and for wish list items.

Since 9/11 and the ensuing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 400,000 U.S. service veterans have become disabled. One in five suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Every day these soldiers relive the horrors or war and its devastating consequences.

Medical studies prove that service dogs can help speed up a soldier’s recovery, both physically and emotionally. And unlike other treatments, service canines provide a lifetime of assistance and companionship. At premier training facilities, carefully vetted service canines go through a rigorous training process and get a new lease on life as a partner for a deserving wounded warrior. Unfortunately, many of our country’s warriors have to wait years to receive a service dog.