Kevin and Rusty
Soldier's Best Friend is truly a great organization as it helps veterans not by giving them a free service dog, but instead makes the veteran responsible for their own recovery. Taking an untrained dog and having the veteran train their our service dog breaks the "pity poor me" cycle that many veterans and programs perpetuate by always giving hand outs, not a hand up.
By taking that first step in my recovery of finding and training Rusty I have moved towards being enabled in life not shackled by my injuries. Having support available makes the training successful, something that many veterans would not be able to do by themselves.
Thank you SBF for helping my brothers and sisters in arms as you have helped me.