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Veteran/Dog Teams

Leanne and Mavis

Leanne and Mavis

From the start Mavis and Leanne were a match made in heaven. Mavis was a timid rescue with severe separation anxiety and a need for nearly constant companionship. Leanne was a disabled veteran with a tendency toward isolation and reclusion. Together they took on this program and each other. Over several months Mavis and this program gave Leanne the opportunity to get out of her home regularly and the confidence to do so. Her anxiety out and about with Mavis has tapered considerably. She is most grateful for Mavis’s healing love and companionship.  And yet it’s perhaps Mavis that has grown the most through the last several months. She has grown in abilities but also in confidence. Her separation anxiety is almost non-existent and she is no longer nearly as timid (making Leanne so proud even if it has made training harder). They are both so very grateful to have each other by their sides and to Soldiers Best Friend for everything.

Our Impact

  • Graduated Veteran/Dog Teams


  • Rescued Arizona Homeless Dogs


  • Our Goal for Veterans Served in 2024


  • Training Hours Provided in 2023


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