Rescued labradoodle helps Army vet cope with PTSD in ways drugs and therapy could not


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Awesome find Xeni! As a rescuer of dogs and also having a PTSD suffering Vietnam Vet in my extended family, I’ve seen firsthand how my dogs can help put a troubled soul at ease. Thank you.


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Sounds like a great organization to donate to:

http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/donate/


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First, people suck. Why would a labradoodle ever need rescuing? They are near the top of the list of the cutest dogs around. Second, Skip is doing exactly what he was born to do: love. Fully, completely, unconditionally.


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Thank you so much for posting this! I’m from Tennessee and we rarely make any kind of national news unless someone does something crazy! I thought it was interesting that what hooked him was that the dog needed help! He started by helping the dog and it ended with each rescuing the other. Very cool.


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Dogs must be unique in nature for their ability to help humans during times of emotional difficulty. A lot of it must have to do with their uncanny ability to read people’s emotions and respond appropriately. We’re lucky to have them around.


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Gives real meaning to the bumper sticker I’ve seen for dog rescues: “who saved who?”


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I read a book in the ninties—it was a feel-good, pop-sci type of book, though—which claimed that certain wolves and certain anthropoids actually co-evolved into dogs and humans, i.e. we’re programmed to understand/have empathy for each other. seems dubious, and naturally it was a borrowed book whose title i don’t recall; but hey, that’s what i read.

but my big buddy saved me, i know this for certain.


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Symbiotic relationships exist all over the animal and plant kingdom. It could be true. You never know. :slight_smile:


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