Last week, we introduced you to Frosty, our new prospective service dog! Frosty is too young to be classified as a service dog in training; in about 6 more months (around his 9-10month birthday), he will be evaluated for suitability. In the meantime, here are some pictures of Frosty hanging out with our founder, Pat:
Just wanted you all to meet Millsap, aka “Millie” as we call her here around the DAWG House. Millie is our newest PTSD service-dog-in-training! Millie and her twin sister are here going through our rigorous training program, seeing if they have ‘the chops’ to be a bonafide “Official DAWG Foundation Service Dog”.
The staff, parents, and AWESOME kids at Millsap Elementary School (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD) have stepped up to help fight the 22 suicides a DAY stemming from combat-related PTSD, and have sponsored our next service-dog-in-training!
The dog will be named ‘Millsap’ in honor of their dedication. In addition, expect to see updates about the following:
*Service Dog Millsap will get his own blog here on the DAWG Foundation site, so everyone can keep up to date on his training.
*Millsap will make periodic visits to the school, not only to visit his sponsors, but also to help train him for public access situations and crowd interaction. This is an INTEGRAL part of a service dog’s training and conditioning.
*Operation: Millsap donation page will be posted. This will allow anyone to stop by this website and donate directly to Millsap’s campaign!
*Graduation: When it comes time for Millsap to graduate training, we will hold a special ceremony at the school to celebrate!
Check back frequently for more information on MILLSAP, and the great work being done for combat veterans battling PTSD!