The Bangor Humane society is teaming up with the Farmer Veterans of Maine to create a new adoption program.
“Pets for Farmer Vets,” covers the adoption costs and provides up to six weeks of obedience training for veterans referred through the UFV.
The program was helped created with the help of a private donor.
The idea is to help increase the number of service dogs provided to veterans with PTSD.
“A lot of veterans typically can come here with the idea of helping out a dog or a pet. And when they come away with an adoption, that pet, in time, ends up helping them more than they ever imagined possible.”
Today’s adoption was made by Martin Vogel, a Vietnam vet who took home his new service dog Olaf.