‘Veteran Dogs’ Receive Some Much-Deserved Recognition

The horrors of wartime forever alter the lives of soldiers, and often lead to a rough transition when they return home to normal life. According to The Blaze, there’s an under-recognized segment of the canine population that does its part to help with that transition, and that segment is finally getting some much-deserved recognition.

The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation has put together a stirring 35-second commercial that recognizes the contributions of ‘veteran dogs,’ who provide comfort and companionship for returning soldiers. The commercial was so stirring that it picked up a nod as the best Dutch commercial of the year.

The commercial features some harrowing scenes of a soldier’s experiences on the battlefield, and how that often leads to nightmares for them upon returning home. The soldier in the commercial is awoken from his nightmare and comforted by one of these special pooches.

“We train dogs to guide people with a trauma out of a nightmare. Because we not only help people who cannot see, but also those who have seen too much,” the commercial’s narrator says.

The commercial has been viewed millions of times and is certainly well worth the 35 seconds of viewing time.

Source: The Blaze

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