Steve is a retired Army Veteran who has mental health conditions that would make it hard to take care of a live dog. Steve found out about Pets for Vets online and saw that they offer robotic dogs to veterans, to which he immediately applied. The process was simple, the people were friendly, and after a very short time, Steve had his golden retriever pup who he named Wrangler
Bob served as a Marine, Private First Class for 11 years. He was sent to Vietnam in 1958 and returned to the States in in 1969. Bob served both in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Army Sergeant, Michael, served our country for 7 years. He was deployed to Germany and served a tour in Iraq. While serving in Iraq, an explosion to a nearby vehicle left Michael with invisible scars.
Meet Chris an Army veteran of 17 years and a two time recipient of the Bronze Star Medal in addition to several others. He retired from the Army after suffering a life threatening parachute malfunction,
Introducing Steve and Whiskers who were matched on New Years Day 2016! Steve was a member of the Army and Whiskers came to Maine from Mississippi.
Portland Maine's November match: Amy is a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant who served her country for 12 years. While trying to help herself heal from her anxiety attacks and PTSD,
Jerry has been matched with his new companion, a young lab named Murphy. Jerry and Murphy recently attended an employee meeting at PayChex, in Auburn, Maine, where they were a big hit.
Meet Portland Maine's latest match: Veteran James with his new companion Judd. James had extensive physical injuries while serving in addition to problems with sleeping,
Darryl, an Iraqi-era veteran, has been matched with Winston. Since matching, Winston has gotten to know the neighborhoods while going on walks, and he's been a familiar face at...
This is Alan, and his new dog, Eddie.
Eddie is super playful and keeps Alan busy with games of tug and fetch.
Bob, who served in both Vietnam and Cambodia, has been matched with a Pointer mix named Maggie. He enjoys "taking his little girl for a walk!"
Jesse, our first veteran in the Portland, ME Chapter, is delighted with Jeremiah, his new companion dog. Jeremiah is fantastic! Yesterday afternoon I took him for a walk,
Richard served in the Army as a Specialist during Operation Enduring Freedom. He received many ribbons and medals throughout his service. After returning home Richard suffered from...
Casey describes his bond with Jazzy as being “incredible” and a “gift”. “When I come home from work she’s always there at the door waiting for me, when I open the door I feel like I just got home from a deployment and I’m home to see my family and it’s just a great feeling.
Staff Sergeant Jose Pila returned from tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom suffering from PTSD, TBI and physical injuries. He came to Pets for Vets plagued by nightmares, high anxiety and hyper vigilance.