Paws 2 Freedom is proud to have their own Duchess as the first dog accepted into the DOG T.A.G.S. of the Lehigh Valley Program, where she was trained and is now a Service Companion to an Army Veteran.
Dog T.A.G.S. (Train Assist Guide Serve), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and/or MST (Military Sexual Trauma). The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers. We have veterans who have served in conflicts ranging from Vietnam to present day Iraq and Afghanistan.
Additional information on Dog T.A.G.S. can be found on their website.
(right image: Duchess with the late Lynda Cole from Cole's K-9 Center. Lynda was a dedicated and valued community leader in the animal care world and will be sorely missed.)