Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2017 (HR 2625, 115th Congress)

The Policy

What it does

Establishes a grant program to encourage the use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans.


HR 2625, the Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2017, directs the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to jointly establish the "K-9 Service Corps Program", which would award grants to nonprofit organizations to plan or operate programs to provide service dogs to certain military members and veterans. Among those qualified individuals are members or veterans who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.


The Science

The Debate