“Veterans matched with a service dog showed a statistically significant decrease in PTSD and depression symptoms. In addition, for most participants, these decreases were both clinically significant and reliable. Further, participants reported significant reductions in anger and improvement in perceived social support and quality of life.” 

(source: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/dissertations/1260/)

Meet Juliet & PADS Stark

Meet Juliet, a 54-year-old retired RCMP officer, friend, mother, runner, lover of animals, toy collector and PADS’ very first recipient of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Service Dog. Juliet radiates a gentle spirit and immense courage, but her eyes tell a story of one who has seen too much. If you spend some time with her, you will discover a playful, witty side that looks for joy in everyday moments.