Jenny Maples via Crowdrise
November 09, 2012
BENEFITING: STIGGYS DOGS
EVENT DATE: Sep 08, 2012
By uniting military veterans and rehabilitated shelter dogs, we are Rescuing One to Rescue Another.
Stiggy's Dogs transforms shelter dogs into individually trained Psychiatric Service Animals for our military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury at no cost to the veteran. Like guide dogs for the blind, Psychiatric Service Dogs aid people with mental illnesses and traumatic brain injury. These dogs are taught specific tasks ranging from reminding veterans to take their medication, waking veterans up from nightmares and directing veterans through large crowds. All of our dogs are rescued. The come from rescue organizations, shelters, animal control agencies and humane societies. We believe that many mixed breed and rescue dogs can make wonderful service dogs and provide a mutually beneficial relationship with a veteran living with PTSD and/or TB.
We are a crazy crew of adventurists out to help Stiggys Dogs while braving the challenges of the Tough Mudder. With all of the things our veterans have gone through I think the 7 of us can run around in mud for a few hours.