Patriot Assistance Dogs (PAD) trains dogs to assist veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD, traumatic brain injury or a related psychiatric issue. Founded by trainer Linda Wiedewitsch, PAD has paired up around 100 service dogs with veterans since its founding in 2011. The goal of Patriot Assistance Dogs is to place these dogs with the veterans and at no charge to the veterans. For more information, visit the Patriot Assistance Dogs website and follow PAD on Facebook.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.