The Rescue for PTSD is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to adopt and train shelter/rescue dogs to be psychiatric service dog partners for military veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to aid in the restoration of their emotional and physical independence.
The Rescue works with local Houston-area rescues and shelters to adopt abandoned dogs, creating opportunities for them to become companions for Veterans in forever homes through extensive therapy work, obedience and task-oriented training.
According to the ASPCA:
Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter US animal shelters nationwide every year.
According to the National center for PTSD
- 30% of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD.
- 12% of Gulf War Veterans have PTSD in a given year.
- 11-20% of Veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom suffer from PTSD in a given year.