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Tommy is back and the Good Day anchors get an update on him and find out what else he’s doing in town.

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Fox 7’s favorite service dog is back in Austin. He’s in the Capital City on behalf of Patriot Paws to help get a law passed.

His first stop was for an event with the Texas Federation of Republican Women. With Tommy as the celebrity guest at Belles n’ Boots, the group kick-started their campaign to raise $30,000 to sponsor a service dog through Patriot Paws. “We believe so strongly in the men and women that give so much for our country and sacrifice for our country,” says Theresa Kosmoski, President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women. And she adds, “and if there is something we can do to help them and pay them back for protecting our freedom and protecting our liberties, this is the least we can do.”

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The pups of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs were a slam-dunk hit during pregame of the Lady Hawks vs Lady Jackets basketball game on Friday, January 20, 2017. The adorable ‘Ballers’ gave away tons of puppy kisses and smiles to fans of both teams at the Rockwall-Heath High School Gym.

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Patriot PAWS is still having trouble getting service dogs to disabled veterans quickly enough. In fact, the average wait is more than three years long.

While three years is a long wait for anybody, for veterans who suffer from PTSD, knowing help is three years away seems like a lifetime.

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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.”

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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 […]


 

Step inside of the life changing relationship between retired U.S. Army Ranger Aaron Mixell and his service dog Chief. Chief is just one of the dozens of companions matched with our military men and women in need of assistance that only these highly trained dogs can provide.
Creative Lead Chris Chatterton captured Aaron and Chief’s story in this 3-minute video for our North Texas-based community partner Patriot Paws.

We are so excited to partner with FOX 7 for this Puppy Raiser project. It is a natural fit, FOX is already a strong supporter of veterans and they love dogs!

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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 Hunting Art Prize awards.A Dallas-based dog trainer with over 20 years of professional experience, Lori Stevens has dedicated her career to restoring the independence and improving the lives of those affected by mobility issues. Stevens’ charity, Patriot PAWS, was founded in 2006 after a group of disabled military veterans, recently returned from active service, asked for her assistance with training their dogs.

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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 their graduation in April of 2015. Pay attention and you will see lives being transformed!