March 2021

We are so excited about our new partnership with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427!! They have graciously offered their amazing facility for our monthly Group Training Program lessons, and we are thrilled to start using their venue this month! Having such space will allow our Veterans’ families to start coming to class again as we can easily distance. We hope members of Post 2427 will become part of The Rescue family so we can assist them training their own dogs or help them adopt a canine partner to train as a service dog! Laura & Honor were invited to give an informational presentation & demo for the Post this week, hopefully Honor’s skills will inspire their members to become part of the Program to get a service dog who will help ease their PTSD. Please stay tuned for updates on this wonderful new partnership!

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Congratulations to our new Canine-Veteran Team Apollo & Phillip for passing their AKC Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors at yesterday’s monthly group lesson! Apollo went to Phillip in early February and so far they are a perfect match! Way to go Phillip, we are so proud of you & Apollo!

We would like to thank Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 for the fantastic new venue for our monthly Group Lesson Program! We held our February make-up lesson yesterday and our teams were working hard listening to our great trainer Sam with Working Paws K9 Training. We have a lot of new members and wonderful service dogs in training. Be on the lookout for progress updates on all our fantastic Veterans and their amazing dogs! We would like to thank Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427VFW Post 8790VFW Post 8790 Auxiliary
and Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 for the incredibly generous donation to our monthly Group Training Program. Their donations will support training leashes and collars, training treats, service dog in-training vests and The Rescue for PTSD logo patches for the dogs’ vests. We, our Group Veterans, and their canine partners are very grateful for the support! We are also excited to be hosting our monthly Group Program lessons at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 facility, and we are thrilled that some of their members are now part of our Group Program themselves! Thank you again, we could not continue our Program without such amazing support!

We are absolutely thrilled to share that our little girl Honor was paired with her Veteran Kurt this week-end, and it could not be a more perfect match! Kurt & his wife came to Houston for 4 days of transition training, so Kurt could bond with Honor and learn all about her skills & the commands/vocabulary she responds to. They participated in our Monthly Group Program lesson Saturday, and Thursday through Sunday had multiple sessions every day out and about practicing to be a service team. Kurt & Honor were also certified by our amazing trainer Sam (Working Paws K9 Training) to be a therapy team, so they will be going out and sharing Honor’s cuteness and affection with others! We aren’t sure if Honor is more in love with Kurt or vice-versa, but they did a fantastic job with their training and are now off for more adventures together! Stay tuned as Kurt promises to overload us with photos.

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Congratulations Kurt & Honor, we are so proud of both of you!    

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