City: Mansfield, Ohio
Breed: Italian mastiff/Rottweiler
Category: Psychiatric Service Dog
Deed: Relieves PTSD symptoms
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Apollo is the second service dog for this veteran. Apollo allows her handler to leave the home, go to the store, become more social and less fearful when she is alone; all of which are triggers for PTSD episodes. While the Veterans Administration doesn’t formally recognize service dogs as part of a treatment regimen, Apollo and her veteran are examples of how these dogs can help alleviate symptoms. They are bringing awareness to the issue and improving the quality of life for veterans and, in many cases, helping save their lives.
— Dexter SH (@amazingdogstory) February 20, 2016