Two Semper Fido K9 Basics graduates are honoring R.E.D. Friday by wearing red together: Amanda, US Army Veteran, and Keisha, her service dog!🐕🦺🐾
“Contribution to my time in service in the U.S. Army allowed me to gain skillful knowledge in how to work as a member of a team, have a strong work ethic, care for the public and those I work with, and take pride and passion in the things I do for myself and others. Semper Fido has provided me with a great service dog that helps me with my PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Eating Disorder. My service dog makes me feel secure, safe, and confident that I can go out in the public or in nature and accomplish what I need to do. Always knowing she is by my side helps me to enjoy my life more.” – Amanda
Semper Fido, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the rehabilitation of service members and Veterans that have been injured while defending our country and have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injuries. It has been proven that using dogs for mental as well as physical rehabilitation can greatly benefit these warriors’ recovery.
Semper Fido is committed to helping in the rehabilitation of these brave warriors while saving unwanted animals from shelters and rescues. Their service dogs will be obtained from a number of sources including, but not limited to, rescue groups and shelters. The organization benefits both parties involved; those who sacrificed themselves for our freedoms, and the dogs that may have had no hope of a forever home.
Each service dog is trained over the course of a 6-9 month program. During these 6-9 months, the service members bonds with the dogs by feeding, walking, playing with and grooming them. The service member is taught to use the commands the dog has learned from the professional dog trainers. Upon completion of the program, the dog graduates and receives a diploma for advanced off-leash training. The dog then goes home with the service member.
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