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Veteran’s Day 2016

Service dogs cost $33K but are priceless to veterans in need, compliments of Rockwall nonprofit. “I’ve seen the magic these dogs bring,” said Springstead. “They’re so important to recovery.” (Continue Reading…)

Prisoners help train patriot paws puppies

One of the ways the non-profit organization Patriot Paws keeps costs down is by partnering with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. For the last eight years inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have been teaching Patriot PAWS pups to pull their weight as service dogs. Patriot PAWS trainer Sarah Alvarado says, “They […]

Paws for Thought

Hunting’s selected charity, Patriot PAWS, provides life-saving support to disabled military personnel. It is a long standing Hunting tradition to annually support an individual Texan organization that is going to extraordinary lengths to improve the lives of others. This year, it was announced that Patriot PAWS had been selected during a ceremonial donation at the […]

Patriot PAWS Through the Eyes of Texas Country Reporter

Bob Phillips and the crew at Texas Country Reporter filmed a great segment on Patriot PAWS so you can get an “inside” look at how we are training service dogs with the help of prison inmates. Watch four veterans go through their daily routine with the female inmate trainers in Gatesville as they prepare for […]

Army Veteran Credits Service Dog with Lessening PTSD Symptoms

Rose Baca – neighborsgo staff photographer “For some veterans, the dog can help a person go out in public. But for me, Gunny helped me go home,” said Deweerd, a fourth-grade bilingual math and science teacher at Duncanville’s Charles Acton Elementary School. “Work was a good release for me because I was around people and […]