Entries by Amanda

Charity Bird Hunt Announced by Northern Virginia Veteran Service Organization

Quantico, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a combat veteran founded and operated veteran service organization, has announced its 2nd Annual Upland Bird Hunt. This year’s event will be held in Hustle, Virginia at the Rappahannock Bird Dog Training Club on December 2nd.   “Last year we raised a little over $3,000 with our first event,” […]

Service dogs from Murrieta nonprofit group lend veterans a hand

Five acres of land in Murrieta has become the new home base for the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides service dogs to veterans. Tom Tackett, the group’s president, said the foundation moved into town in February. The location gives the foundation, formerly based in Orange, a permanent training facility and a guesthouse […]

Service Dog Solutions: Next Steps in Federal Support for Veterans with PTSD

By: James Jay Carafano, PhD, and Madyson Hutchinson Previously Published in The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No 3125 Congress and the Administration both have roles to play in expanding veterans’ access to services that help heal the wounds of war, both physical and psychological. In 2015, a congressional report on military casualties estimated that approximately 140,000 of […]

Members of Congress Recognized for Leadership

Leash of Leadership Awards   Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2017)–  The Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans (ASDPMV) honored several members of Congress in an awards ceremony this afternoon on Capitol Hill. The Leash of Leadership Awards recognized those who have gone above and beyond to assist with ASDPMV member organizations, who provide […]

DeSantis Introduces Service Dog Legislation

Washington, DC — Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today reintroduced the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act in order to expand access to service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DeSantis is joined in this effort by Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08) as well as Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Sen. Cory Booker […]