Hi. I am a USAF Vet – pre-911. I have Complex PTSD, not service related, from 8 years of mental and sexual abuse as a child and 26 years in a physically and mentally abusive marriage. My official diagnosis is: Complex PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, moderate Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorder, Dis Associative Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am desperate for a PTSD Service Dog to help me re-join the world. I have been searching everywhere for a PTSD Service Dog but on my Disability Income I cannot afford the prices I am being quoted. I live in South Portland Maine. Can OWW help me?
i’m 70% medically rated by the VA for severe PTSD. i’m interested in finding out more info on the possible benefit a service dog can enhance my life on a daily basis. every service dog company i try to contact either tells me they have up to a 10 year waiting list or that they don’t work with Vets in the New England area. do you have any more comprehensible info that can help me at least determine if i’m a candadite to benefit from a service dog?
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I was wondering how you choose your dogs for veterans? I have a collie mix that I love but I find that I am not able to give him the time and attention that he needs because I have terminal cancer. He is still a puppy, he won’t be two until April. He loves people children especially , he tries to herd them. Guess it is in his genes I took him in when He , Bandit, was just a puppy from someone who got him and decided they didn’t want him. I would love if he could find a loving owner and a purpose. He is very caring and stays close to my side when ever I am feeling bad, he lays his head on my lap and tries to comfort me. He is a sweet loving dog and I just want him to find someone who will love him so I can know that he is going to be happy.
Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your collie mix sounds like a wonderful dog. We typically look for dogs who have the “right” temperament for the job. We would need to evaluate the dog ourselves to be considered for our program. Some of the things that we look for in the dog would be one that does not have a high prey drive, is on the lower energy scale, loves children, can easily settle down, has excellent house manners and does not have separation anxiety. Please contact my Vice President, Julie Plummer at Julie@onewarriorwon.org if you would like to discuss this further. And thank you for contacting us at One Warrior Won.
I saw the news this morning which had the story of what you do for veterans. I would like to donate my time to help train these dogs . It broke my heart when I heard 22 veterans kill themselves each day and how many dogs are put to sleep. I lost my 17 year old son to a patch of black ice 4 years ago so I know first hand of anxiety , severe depression and PTSD. I relive that day every night while I try to sleep. With medications and out patient programs I can function again. If it was not for my pets I would have never got out of bed and probably not be on the planet. I would love to work with these dogs and give back to the people who protect this country and show us what a true American is. I feel this is my calling to be part of this wonderful program. Thank you for you time, Debbie
My son is a vet and suffers from PTSD along with other health issues related to serving in Iraq in 2006. Is there a way he can contact you for information regarding a service dog? I worry about him everyday and think he could benefit from your program.
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