Soldier’s Best Friend: Having raised over $5.4 million for charitable organizations across the country, there are many causes near and dear to us here at CBU. Supporting organizations helping to make a difference in children’s lives always warms our heart, as does organizations who support our military veterans and animals in need. Given our patriotism and our love for animals, you can imagine our excitement when our Auctions in Action partner, Dillon’s KC BBQ, announced that they would be supporting Arizona-based non-profit, Soldier’s Best Friend.
Established in 2011, Soldier’s Best Friend provides United States military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once, and inspires countless others.
A Service or Therapeutic Companion Dog provides constant support that can make it easier for veterans to readjust to civilian life and manage symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, flashbacks, anxiety, uneasiness in crowded places, suicidal thoughts and more.
Training is currently being offered in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Sierra Vista. On average, veteran/dog teams complete training in 6-9 months. Veterans with a confirmed diagnosis of PTSD or TBI who live in Arizona or are willing to relocate to Arizona for the duration of training are welcome to apply.
You can help support this incredible organization by visiting a Dillon’s KC BBQ location near you and participating in one of our Auctions in Action silent auctions. Offering some of the best BBQ in the Valley, Dillon’s offers four very unique locations: Arrowhead, Thunderbird, Wildlife Zoo, and Lake Pleasant. Click HERE to learn more about these locations and our partnership with Dillon’s.
Interested in partnering with us? Click here to learn more about our AiA program or contact us at 888-577-4011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.