G.I. Dogs Program
The Nevada Humane Society's G.I. Dog Program has been matching abandon animals with Nevada's military veterans since January 2011. The program is lead by Mitch Schneider, a veteran, experienced dog trainer and formaer manager of Washoe County Regional Animal Services. The Program provides both service dogs and companion pets for Nevada's military veterans at no cost to the veteran.
"It has been shown that pets help decrease signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, even decreasing the amount of medication used to control such conditions as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Science is confirming what animal lovers knew all along—people with pets live healthier, happier lives," the organization stated in it's press release.
You can find out more on this program at the Nevada Humane Society's Reno website, by clicking here, email Mr. Schnieider at GIDogs@nevadahumanesociety.org or call 775-856-2000 ext. 323. The programs Facebook page, GI DOGS, lists events for the program and the Nevada Humane Society. .