Why did you choose K9s for Warriors to be this month’s ADKcares recipient?
K9s For Warriors caters to military veterans who suffer the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other traumatic events. As a combat veteran, this program hits very close to home. K9s For Warriors provides each warrior with a service canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, and legal instruction.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, manifests itself in many ways from severe anxiety and panic attacks to insomnia, flashbacks, mood swings, and depression. Service dogs are becoming a common and effective treatment for PTSD. Service dogs improve the difficult impacts of PTSD by providing a sense of safety and encouraging physical exercise. In addition to providing companionship, service dogs can also increase serotonin levels, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety & depression.