Whether a veteran needs practical help with turning on lights, opening and closing doors/drawers or retrieving dropped items due to mobility issues or psychological aid in managing fear and anxiety or nightmares, our trained Service dogs can help. The appropriately trained Service dog partners with the veteran to expedite the healing process and provide gentle understanding that is pivotal for rehabilitation.
We train dogs to assist our veterans with such common injuries as:
Psychological injuries (PTSD & TBI)
- renewing social re-integration
- emotional regulation
- decreased anxiety
- isolation and sleeplessness
- improved sense of belonging and increased confidence.
Wartime physical injuries are numerous and varied as are their treatments. TAV Service dogs can help these veterans navigate their world with the use of:
- Mobility and Bracing Dogs
- Guide Dogs
- Hearing Dogs
Teddy is the first Assistive Therapy Dog in the United States to be assigned as a permanent staff member at the VA Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program within the Marion Medical Center, Marion IL.