#OliveCares: Paws & Stripes

 Paws and Stripes is a non-profit organization that helps both rescued dogs and veterans alike.  Dogs are rescued and trained to help veterans that struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.  Veterans that benefit from this great organization do not have to pay for these great services. The impeccable services provided by Paws and Stripes are made possible by generous donations and grants.  The emotional support a canine can provide is beyond words.  My experience with my English Bulldog is minimal to the necessity and care of dogs trained to help veterans through Paws and Stripes.

While writing about Paws and Stripes I contacted them in regards to volunteering opportunities throughout the United States.  Many of their volunteering opportunities are located in New Mexico.  Though you may not live in New Mexico, there are many ways in which you are able to raise funds for Paws and Stripes.  Organizing a fundraiser for a non-profit event is challenging but the end result is incredibly rewarding.  Their slogan is “Helping Dogs, Helping Heroes” and is powerful on  so many levels.  This organization gives both dogs and veterans a second positive opportunity in life.

 

Together United We Stand,

 

         Yashira Rivera 

         Yashira Rivera