FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Veterans who qualify for a service dog can now turn to a Fair Lawn rescuer.
Grateful Doggies owner Steve Quilliam has launched the "Veterans Companion Project," which pairs soldiers with furry friends at no cost.
The program is an additional avenue to help place dogs in homes, but can also do wonders for soldiers and veterans battling post traumatic stress disorder, depression and trust issues.
"The love of a dog can only help people," Quilliam said. "Prescribed service dogs come at a very high cost and qualifying is not all that easy."
The program comes with a starter package to include food, preventative measures, dog training and a lifetime of support from Quilliam and his staff.
All food and vetting will be covered by the organization for those who need the financial help.
"I believe anyone can benefit," Quilliam said.