"Being a puppy raiser has been a very fulfilling experience. We had the fun of having a new puppy and learned how to properly train a dog to be well behaved. We are a puppy raiser for a service dog that will go to a veteran in need, which is our way of giving back and saying “thank you” to someone who served our country, for our freedoms. We had a child in the military, so knowing that we are part of the process of raising and training a puppy that will stand with a veteran and assist them means the world to us, one veteran at a time. We plan to be a puppy raiser again, and hopefully for many years to come. Our puppy became an integral part of our family, and has gone everywhere with us. It is a lot of time, but at the end of the day, the love we got from our temporary part of our family, is priceless. And being a part of Mission Working Dogs, has been a good fit for us. Being with people who have been a part of our military, and still support our military means so much to us. We could not ask for a better organization."