Knoxville dog trainer praises new law helping veterans get service dogs

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — In August, President Biden passed a law to help veterans living with PTSD get service dogs to help them cope. It’s called the PAWS act, Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers.

The law requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a grant program to help fund the pairing of service dogs with eligible veterans. Adam Griffin, a veteran who has trained service dogs for 10 years, says a law like this was long overdue.

His focus on PTSD service dogs started four years ago he was wanting to help a friend in need. “A close friend of mine who was part of the ’03 invasion in Iraq tried to commit suicide. And I ended up giving him a dog and we trained it to deal with his PTSD issues,” Griffin said.

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