His first job was training service dogs in prison.
It takes more than $50,000 to breed, raise, train, match and support a service dog trained through America’s VetDogs. After the puppies graduate from the prison training, they receive an additional three months of formal training, O’Brien said. The group then flies the veterans in and houses them for two weeks while they work with their new puppies. Veterans are never charged for the service; the organization relies largely on donations.
, Americas VetDogs
, catherine abramshe
, dawn moore
, herbert wilson bey
, maryland department of public safety and correctional services
, pocono mountains
, post-traumatic stress disorder
, rachel chason
, ricardo quinn
, sheila o'brien
, veteran affairs
, washington post
, western correctional instution