This Veterans Day, A&E Network presents ‘Dogs of War,” a new docuseries that follows the intense journey of military veterans who are suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), paired with shelter dogs that are trained to help them to adjust to life after combat. With the rigorous training and emotional support of these service dogs, veterans are able to integrate back into normal life.
The life-saving organization behind the series is Paws and Stripes, founded by Jim and Lindsey Stanek. Jim, who served three tours in Iraq, returned home suffering from severe PTSD. He was not only struggling with the disorder, but also on the brink of homelessness, on a long list to be matched with a costly service dog. Lindsey and Jim, tired of the road blocks, set out to establish an organization that would adopt unwanted dogs from kill shelters, rehabilitate them and pair them with a veteran, at little or no cost. This move was life-changing.
“This series is full of raw, real and intensely emotional moments that don’t often get a spotlight in mainstream media,” said David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E. “Each veterans’ story of survival is humbling and we are proud to create a series that captures the light at the end of the tunnel for these heroes.”
Be sure to watch ‘Dogs of War,’ premiering Tuesday, November 11 at 10PM ET/PT. This docuseries will touch, move and inspire you.