To stop your mind from wandering I’ll tell you now that it’s because they’re just finishing up a full 24 HOURS on stationary bikes down at Citizens Bank Park and it was all in the name of connecting vets with highly trained service dogs with Team Foster.
Twenty-nine teams are competing in a spin bike relay for 24 straight hours all for a good cause this weekend.
Warrior Canine Connection Program Manager Jennifer Desher, Phillies Director of Community and Charity Events Michele Devicaris and Team Foster founder Nick Liermann join “Good Day Philadelphia” with the Phillies’ new service dog Major.
Partnership with Team Foster and Warrior Canine Connection brings a new service pup to the Phillies family, which will be trained and later placed with a veteran who has a disability
Dogs are bred specifically for the program and are mostly Labradors and golden retrievers — breeds smart and sturdy enough to help veterans with both mental and physical disabilities.
Team Foster is a nonprofit that pairs service dogs with veterans to help them with emotional stability. See how one service dog saved a veteran’s life.
Human-to-human interaction isn’t the only solution to treat PTSD. For some people, service dogs can help
An organization with roots here in Pittsburgh is helping to make sure as many military veterans as possible get service dogs if they want one.
Local Marine veteran Craig Hodgkins had his suicide planned out before his service dog changed everything.