Posts by Elizabeth Crane

A Military Reunion at the Airport

Yesterday I was flying from St. Louis back to Las Vegas after a wonderful visit with my kids and grandkids. When I got off the plane in Las Vegas and was walking to the baggage claim area the beginning of a touching experience happened. As I walked in a crowd of people I saw ahead…

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Health Benefits of Dogs are Amazing

Health Benefits of Dogs

The health benefits of dogs include many different things. We all know how much service and therapy dogs help veterans but a dog can actually help improve your health in many diverse ways. Having a dog can improve your mental well-being, lessen your doctor visits, and strengthen your cardiovascular health. Dogs can also improve recovery…

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Veterans Forum | A Place to Talk with Vets that Understand

Veterans Forum

We are proud to announce that the Dogs for Vets website now has a Veterans Forum! We are just getting it rolling so please register and start participating. We started the Veterans Forum because we believe that vets need their own place to vent and talk to each other. Some social media websites, like Twitter…

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Canine Influenza could be a Threat to Your Dog

Australian Shepherd

With the holiday season upon us many people will be boarding their dogs. Recent reports of canine influenza mean that your dog should probably be vaccinated against this—especially if you plan on boarding your dog. Just as humans are encouraged by their doctors to get flu shots, veterinarians are urging dogs to get vaccinated for…

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World War II Veteran | Fred Selzer

Fred Selzer World War II

The number of World War II Veterans still gracing our earth is dwindling every year. They fought hard and served our country with the highest regard. My Father, Fred Selzer, was one of these brave men. My Dad served before I was born and I only wish I could remember more about what he told…

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Josh Walker | an Iraq Army Vet Shares his Story

Josh Walker Iraq Veteran

I met Josh Walker online through the Dogs for Vets Twitter account. He graciously agreed to write on our website about his time deployed to Iraq and what is was like coming home and living life after combat. Little did I know that he would write something as touching and stirring as this. Today is…

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National Veterans Foundation Providing Help for Veterans

National Veterans Foundation

There are many resources for Veterans and members of the military. One in particular that I would like to highlight is the National Veterans Foundation (NVF). This non-profit organization has helped over 275,000 veterans. These Veterans have received Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse counseling, medical treatment, suicide intervention, and legal aid from this…

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Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Barking Habit

Cure Dog Barking

As much as we hope that our dogs can be perfect angels at all times, it just isn’t realistic. Sometimes, dogs bark. A lot. And even though it’s not the best situation to deal with, you can train it out of them and work your way to a life with no unnecessary barking. Training Dogs…

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How Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD

Dogs for PTSD

American war veterans are returning home from service facing major issues. Financially, physically, emotionally and in relationships, veterans are dealing with problems at home after dealing with countless issues abroad while fighting for our freedom. One of the biggest issues many veterans face when returning home is post traumatic stress disorder. Leading to severe problems…

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