More Than Man’s Best Friend – These Dogs Are a Veterans’ Closest Lifeline

Wearing a red, white and blue vest, Chief never leaves Aaron Mixell’s side. Mixell, an Army veteran, was paired with his service dog Chief through Patriot Paws, a nonprofit that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans.

Chief can do everything from opening doors to comforting Mixell in moments of stress.

Each year, Patriot Paws places between 10 and 15 dogs with veterans. Over the past 14 years, nearly 200 dogs have been trained

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