The new organization Dog Tag Buddies will train rescue dogs and place them in the homes of veterans suffering with, among other casualties of war, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The organization is working with shelters and rescue agencies in the Billings, Montana area to help veterans find a companion or service dog. Dog Tag Buddies trainers will work one-on-one or with small groups of veterans. The services Dog Tag Buddies plans to provide are free to veterans but are not covered by the Veterans Administration. Thus, the organization's efforts will be funded by grants and donations. For more information, visit the Dog Tag Buddies website.
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