For many years, my PTSD was treated with multiple medications. Despite those prescriptions, I remained anxious. I had no desire to get off the lounger, to go out, or to accomplish anything.

Since bonding with Shadow, I am less frustrated and anxious. Some meds have been eliminated and others decreased. I found myself looking forward to the days I was scheduled for SBF training.

Due to Jamie’s knowledge, skills and patients encouragement, I enjoyed learning how a dog thinks. I am willing to go to new places with Shadow and reconnect with the world. I can count on her to “watch my back.”


I am, also, grateful for Shadow’s help with my balance and for her retrieving my dropped objects. Thank-you to the entire SBF staff for “my little shadow,” my friend.