Our Military and all of their family members made plenty of sacrifices while in service before returning to civilian life to become an integral part of our society that owns nearly 2.5M businesses in the United States, employ more than 5M people and generate more than $1T in sales and receipts annually. As a small thanks for their service we have compiled a list of organizations and initiatives resources that are dedicated to helping the whole military family. We will continuously expand this glossary of valuable tools and organizations, so if you have recommendations for organizations, online communities, or tools that we should include, we welcome your ideas here
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About dog therapy for veterans:
Dog Therapy for PTSD Vets (Jan 26, 2011) - Link
Man's Best Friend Could Soon be Veteran's Best Medicine (Jan 20, 2011) - Link
Fido Just May be Your Best Treatment for Relieving PTSD Symptoms (Mar. 1, 2012) - Link
Service dogs help set veterans free from aftermath of war - Link
Etiquette and assistance dogs:
America's VetDogs - Link
Warning about service dog scams:
Throwing Veterans a Bone - Be wary of service dog scam (Jan 10, 2011) - Link
Uniform standards for service dogs and therapy animals:
DoD one step closer to creating uniform standards for service dogs, therapy animals (Apr 21, 2011) - Link
Veteran's Affairs Guide and Service Dogs articles
Health coverage (Trupanion) for veteran service dogs (Jan 27, 2014) - Link
Veteran's Best Friend has a listing of excellent articles - Link
"Is that a Service Dog?" Etiquette for seeing and meeting a Service Dog
Federal Government Definition of what is a service animal
Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business
FAQ's Concerning Air Travel of People with Disabilities Under the Amended Air Carrier Access Act Regulation
Guide Dogs and Service Dogs on Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Property
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services
Did you know that the first therapy dog on record was a four pound Yorkie named Smoky? You can learn more by reading "Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Memoir" by William A Wynne.
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