Patriot Paws of Aggieland is a satellite program created through the teamwork between Patriot Paws trainers and the students at Texas A&M. Patriot Paws of Aggieland works closely in conjunction with Patriot Paws to assist in the socialization, training, and overall raising of specialized service dogs to aid disabled veterans. Patriot Paws of Aggieland is honored to have the full support of Patriot Paws in becoming a recognized student organization.
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Patriot Paws of Aggieland became an officially recognized student organization in Fall 2013, and held its first general meeting in February 2014. Patriot Paws Service Dogs organization was officially designated as a 501 (c) (3) organization in February 2006 and is a certified member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI). Patriot Paws trains service dogs to perform various disability-specific tasks. Patriot Paws’ primary goal is to increase an individual’s self-sufficiency through the assistance of a personalized service animal. The following are a list of some services provided to assist disabled veterans in accomplishing daily tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible:
- Get help in medical emergencies
- Recognize and avert PTSD episodes
- Pick up and retrieve items
- Open and close doors
- Pull wheelchairs
- Provide bracing to stand, walk, and sit down
- Help with chores, such as laundry
- Take off shoes and socks