Paws and Effects
"Paws and Effects" program which began in 2013, where through our partnership with a local dog trainer, Mike Rowland, we're assisting veterans in need of a therapy/service dog to receive one. Recently, one of our local ministry partner families who have been helping us provide special care gifts to the veterans we work with brought in gifts for "Lady" who had just graduated from her service dog training and was enroute for permanent placement to her veteran.
new Paws & Effect Team Member
|Lilly, our new Golden Retriever therapy puppy born on 11/24/16.||2006 - 2016|
LMVFM has adopted our newest "Paws and Effect" team member Stanley. Stanley is a 8 wk old English Labrador Retriever and already loves to travel and loves to play in the snow
We've now had Stanley just Bout 24hrs. He's an amazing little fellow and tomorrow he'll report for basic training at "Fort LMVFM". We'll keep you all posted.
and Maggie train
through a series of
basic command and
control steps which
help establish each
others role, while
make a great team.
|700 plants that could kill or seriously injure your pet.|
gift bag for "Lady"
a therapy dog going
to a veteran. is an
example of ways our
ministry friends and
partners support the
work of our
ministry. Among the
gifts in the bag
were things, such as
dog grooming items,
treats, toys that
anyone adopting a
new four pawed
friend would find
|A Paws and Effect Success|
|Smile for the birdie dad.|
|Iconic 'Devil Dog'|
|Meet "Sarge", LMVFM's first therapy buddy. At just five weeks old, Sarge volunteered and reported for duty at LMVFM back in 2008.|
Though the VA has yet to recognize the therapeutic value of therapy animals for veterans
who have been spiritually and emotionally traumatized, we not
only recognize their value, but believe that veterans in need of
trained and certified therapy dogs/animals should have ready
access to them. If fact, we believe so strongly in the
therapeutic value of service animals that we have a four
legged LMVFM team member named "Holly" that has become a
ministry favorite among those we serve.