The nonprofit Paws and Stripes (Rio Rancho), founded by veteran Jim Stanek and his wife.

Paws and Stripes provides service dogs for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.​​

​They help veterans so they can live the full and rich lives they deserve. 061814dogsofwar332MATT

Paws and Stipes partnered up with Animal Humane of New Mexico to help train service animals for vets suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

“We definitely want to be a positive stamp here in the community and to be able to be highlighted on a national program. It’s going to be great for our staff, volunteers and just the community alike to be able to witness this,” said Director of Adoptions Sam Blankenship.

The Staneks hope more people will adopt so they can bring in more dogs in need.