DeeDe Baker, ED/Founder working Q, our newest rescue. We try to work with our rescues at least 30 days before matching with veterans. That allows us time to determine temperament and trainability. If we decide the pup is not a good match for a veteran, we find them homes. The dogs never get returned to the shelter/rescue.
They all walked away. But he didn’t walk away unhurt. On the outside, he looked just fine. After his return, he was diagnosed with hidden injuries: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). There are days he’s not allowed to drive. There are days he battles anxiety and anger. There are days he doesn’t resemble the man I fell in love with.