DAVID and RINGER
Although Patrick has discovered a new love for woodworking, he still struggles with physical ailments and PTSD. He was paired with his service dog, Trooper, on Saturday July 25, 2015. Even though they have only spent a short time together; Trooper has already brought a whirlwind of relief and happiness into Patrick’s life.
They have quite a way to go, but Patrick is utterly elated to embark on this new journey.
Patrick & Trooper were paired July, 2015
Patrick does many appearances for Guardian Angels, and is actively involved in the organization.” We will never be able to thank our sponsor, Jolanthe Bassett, the wonderful people at Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, nor the members of the Rotary Club enough for their generosity and compassion; we are blessed beyond measure.”
Let me tell you that Anchor, my Super Service Dog has been a God send and true Guardian Angel for me. As most can attest, including Carol and my family, I have not stopped travelling and going to places we couldn’t go before the last few months because of Anchor. She is so smart and sweet and is always there for my family and me. When she isn’t being a Super Dog for this recipient, she loves playing with my two little girls and she loves her treats. She is definitely a valued member of our family and I can’t imagine her not being by my side. Thanks so much to the fine folks at Guardian Angels, especially Carol and thank you so much – Anchor.
Nick & Anchor were paired June 2015
Since completing Guardian Angles training this summer,( 2012), we have taken three road trips, something I never would have done without her assistance, and we are planning to visit grandchildren in Oklahoma and Texas for Christmas/New Years. Wherever we go, she is the center of attention because of her behavior and because she is a German Shepard Medical Dog. “ It don’t get no better”
Richard & Kira were paired in 2012 and are doing great together.
I was medically retired from the Army with permanent 100% disability after serving 20 years.
My employability, combined with my PTSD and my cognitive disorder, caused me to suffer terrible bouts of depression, anxiety, insomnia and doubts about my future. I learned about the Medical Service Dog Program through fellow veterans in the Wounded Warrior Program. I applied to the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog Program and began to make frequent visits to Williston, Florida.
A Medical Service Dog named Captain came into my life and was an immediate perfect fit.
My loving husband is also a Wounded Warrior. Captain has become a Medical Service Dog to us both and frequently wakes us during the night to end horrible nightmares, never leaves the sight of us, calming us both when our anxiety rises. Captain is the greatest thing to happen to my family and me. Without Captain, I would seldom leave home, much less the bedroom.
I struggle with severe depression, anxiety, and constant suicidal thoughts. Captain gives me the ability to move through these obstacles a little easier and with the knowing that he is right there with me and is not going to abandon me.
He is an AWESOME dog!
Natalie & Captain were paired in 2014