Veteran Stories

Steve & Sky

There are many stories about MAP veteran/dog matches and how each one was uniquely successful. However, not all veteran/dog matches make it to completion or remain a permanent partnership. Over […]

John & Tucker

Bringing awareness to veteran suicide In 2023, Military Animal Project (MAP) worked with a veteran (for privacy reasons we have changed their names to John & Tucker) in Reno, NV […]

Michael Bua & Sophie

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Joel Chance & Sofi

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Harry "Chip" Bartley & Monty

MAP helped to change my life by providing me a service dog named Monty. Mardu and Bob took painstaking time to make sure the animal I received and I were […]

Kevin & Duke / Brian & Kaia

When Kevin Lamme, a 25-year-old Marine reservist, suffers what he calls a night terror and starts thrashing in his sleep, his dog Duke wakes him up by snuggling next to […]

Aaron & Rubi

We couldn’t do our work without the dedicated support of our dog trainers, who volunteer their time for the benefit of others. One of our trainers, Cara Callaway, recently worked […]

Chris & Thor

In December dog trainer, Kerstin Hicks, “had the most rewarding feeling of accomplishment ever” when she matched Thor, a boxer mix, with veteran Chris Stagner. “To see him melt right […]

Allen & Jetstar

Allen J. Ghimenti, a Thousand Oaks resident and a Vietnam veteran who served in the 101st Aviation Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and was past […]

Steve & Mia

Our Director of Operations, Bob Horrell, recently worked with Steve DePalma, an Army veteran who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Steve also started his […]

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