John and Suzie

John and Suzie

John Bencken and Suzie

John is a Vietnam Veteran, and the first recipient of a service dog from VA Dogs. Suzie has been a constant companion for John, and has helped him to heal rifts with his family.

 
 

Chuck and Barney

Chuck and Barney

Charles “Chuck” Borton and Barney

Chuck served with the United States Coast Guard in the 1970’s, and was involved in rescue work and drug interdiction. After being medically discharged from the Coast Guard, Chuck continued his maritime work as a transport ship captain, then as an entrepreneur in Corpus Christi renting beach supplies.

 
 

Jamie and Jake

Jamie and Jake

Sara and Brownie

Sara and Brownie

Daniel and Onyx

Daniel and Onyx

Alessandra and Kota

Alessandra and Kota

Michael and Velvet

Michael and Velvet

TJ and Annie

TJ and Annie

Felix and Corey

Felix and Corey

Jamie Cole and Jake

Jamie served in the United States Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After being medically retired due to injuries, she tried to settle into civilian life as a teacher. Since teaming with Jake she has greatly enjoyed being a teacher, and her family and friends all agree that she has made miraculous strides.

 
 

Sara Olsen and Brownie

 
 

Daniel Simpson and Onyx

Daniel is a Vietnam Veteran, former combat medic.

 
 

Alessandra Schweers and Kota

Alessandra is a Navy Veteran, full time mom, and full time college student. Kota has helped her expand her participation in school, both in and out of the class room.

 

Michael Hawks and Velvet

 
 

TJ Boykin and Annie


 
 

Felix Moritz and Corey