SOLDIER’S BEST FRIEND | TOUCHING 2 LIVES AT ONCE

TOUCHING 2 LIVES AT ONCE

Soldier’s Best Friend provides United States military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once, and inspires countless others.

A Service or Therapeutic Companion Dog provides constant support that can make it easier for veterans to readjust to civilian life and manage symptoms such as :

Panic Attacks

Depression

Flashbacks

Irritability

Reclusive Behavior

Anxiety

Nightmares

Uneasiness in Crowded Places

Suicidal Thoughts

Soldier’s Best Friend is an Arizona-based nonprofit. Currently, training is offered in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Sierra Vista. On average, veteran/dog teams complete training in 6-9 months. Veterans with a confirmed diagnosis of PTSD or TBI who live in Arizona or are willing to relocate to Arizona for the duration of training are welcome to apply.