Honoring Service with Service Dogs

We are the Burns Brothers and we started Good Dogs Heal when we were 7, 11 and 14. Now we are 13, 18, and 20 and we are still working together to help veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

(Please see us on FACEBOOK where we do most of our work and can reach the most people.)

Service dogs can help people with physical disabilities, amputees, the blind, but they also can help people suffering from injuries like acute anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is not an injury that you can see. It's not like missing an arm or a leg. It is an injury that is inside of the brain, but it can make life just as hard to live as a physical wound. Some veterans who suffer from PTSD have trouble doing regular daily things. Sometimes it's hard to be in public places, to hear loud noises, to be in cars. Often, PTSD comes with terrible nightmares and moments of rage or sadness.

A properly trained service dog can be a comfort to a veteran suffering from PTSD. Just knowing that a dog is nearby can be calming. Dogs can sense a nightmare before it happens and wake a person up. Dogs can know when a person is getting nervous and lead them out of a threatening environment. Dogs can help to heal.

Our Mission:

Our goal is to unite every American veteran suffering from PTSD with a service dog who can be a best friend.

Our Site Will:

1. Provide a list of private organizations that train or provide service animals to our veterans.
2. Allow you to petition Congress, the President, the U.S. Armed Services Committee, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide federal funding to pay for service dogs for our injured veterans.
3. Show the stories and pictures of service men and women with their canine pals.

This is our dog, Keeper. He is our best friend. We think everyone, especially men and women who have been injured in war, deserve to have a friend like Keeper. 
Read the following pages to see how you can help, how you can find a dog, how you can make a difference.
Every person can do SOMETHING!
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