Serving Maine Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury
Paws for Peace Graduates
Meet some of our graduates who have completed the service dog training program.
Mary & Tatum
"Tracy, I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you for doing what you do. You are an amazing soul and I truly believe that you are a GEM. When you asked all of us at graduation to share our experiences, I really wanted to stand up, but my other personality wasn't ready yet and I would have cried my eyes out lol. You have given me and Tatum some long lost confidence back. I'm noticing an almost content feeling when going out to join the crazy world we live in.
We went to the grocery store a couple of days ago and I actually took my time and got almost everything on the list. Granted I forgot a few items when people started to approach us to comment on how beautiful Tatum was. After that I felt I had to finish shopping. We're working on it, maybe next time we will hit every aisle just because.
Today, our daughter and her friends asked if we could go to the mall for a little bit. A girls day out and I'm actually looking forward to it.
Once again THANK YOU, you make such an impact on our lives and I truly wish there were more people like you. God bless you. Mary & Tatum"
Kevin & Dio
"Dio and I are doing fine. I'm continuously working on his training with him, reinforcing it as I was instructed by you. Also just to let you know, he as been recognized by two local restaurants as the best service dog in Aroostook county and he got two gift certificates good for a free hamburger at each one (now you can stop smiling because I know you are). The owners of the restaurant had made the comment that each time I brought Dio in not a person or a customer realized he was there because he was in a downstate position under the table or next to me on the side of the table where nobody could even be bothered or recognized him unless we're walking in and walking out. The only employee to know he was there was a waitress serving our table. I just thought I'd let you know that your training is paying off and I am doing what you told me - so yes Mom I am listening and doing what I'm supposed to.
Thank you for helping me get back to living and not being afraid."
John & Libby
Introducing, "Libby" the first Raise 2 Train puppy at Embrace A Vet for our Paws for Peace program! She's 15 weeks old, precocious, fun and wicked smart! Oh and sleeps through the night…except when she wants to get some love from John Coray and his family! Many thanks to the Coray family for, opening your home and fostering this precocious pup for Embrace A Vet! Stay tuned for more updates on, Life with Libby!