The mission of Canines With a Cause is to create a sustainable programs and processes to effectively and holistically treat combat veterans with PTSD with well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy as companions. By rescuing dogs from kill shelters and using prison inmates as a means to train, we essentially save three lives: the veteran, the dog, and the inmate.
“PTSD is like a venom in your veins that you can't get out. The Canines With a Cause program has been helping me cope and not have the feelings of hopelessness anymore. When I first got discharged, I didn't think I could go on in live being a normal person. Now that I am training my dog to be able to come with me everywhere I go, my anger and PTSD symptoms are starting to be more controllable.”