By Matthew Masingill
My service dog roused me awake in the early darkness of Christmas morning, just as he’d done countless times before. But on Dec. 25, 2020, I was in the midst of a massive heart attack.
It was the last time Dozer would... Read More
By Danique Masingill
Some dogs are born to heal. We knew soon after meeting Victory that she was one of them. At just a few months old, the doe-eyed Labrador already showed qualities we look for in a service dog. She was gentle and smart and... Read More
Leashes of Valor, Dogs of War
Caroline County K-9 service organization is saving veterans’ lives
By Gregg MacDonald, Staff Writer, Cooperative Living
“Twenty-eight-year-old Marine Corps veteran Jason Searls is having a full-fledged panic... Read More
At the front desk of the Florida country club, the host took one look at my husband’s service dog and told us we’d be eating Thanksgiving dinner on the outdoor patio.
For years, my husband had relied on his service dog, Dozer, to help cope... Read More
Leashes of Valor is proud to participate in this year’s Senior PGA Tour and Dominion Energy Charity Classic’s Birdies for Charity program, which gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on contributions.
The... Read More
Leashes of Valor recently received a $15,000 Power of Change grant to help our mission providing service dogs at no cost to post-9/11 Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and military sexual... Read More
Until Richard met his service dog, Carrie, he rarely ventured into a store alone.
He’d lived with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder for years: Vivid nightmares. Anxiety. The inability to make simple decisions. Anger. “If I felt like... Read More
Veterans will meet and train with their
new service dogs during 10-day program
Patriot Point, Md. — Leashes of Valor, a national nonprofit that provides service dogs to wounded Veterans at no cost, is proud to welcome three new... Read More
Three puppies latest to begin training to serve post-9/11 veterans via Caroline nonprofit
Caroline nonprofit is seeking foster families
By James Baron, Staff Writer, The Free Lance-Star
Three yellow Labrador retriever puppies arrived at a... Read More
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