Petco’s 4Outdoors Featuring Dogs2Dogtags is hosted by Hall Of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre. This multi-part series documents the process of pairing veterans with service dogs to create a team that supports one another. The mission of D2DT is to help veterans who can benefit from a service or companion dog to increase their quality of life.
Learn more, get involved and consider donating to Dogs2DogTags here.
Watch New Episode of Dogs2DogTags that premiered on Memorial Day Weekend.
About Dogs2DogTags: Torre’s Story
The idea for Dogs2DogTags came to Torre Willadsen when he was deployed as a civilian contractor working with military dogs in 2012. During his time with the 7th Marines, he developed close bonds with dogs and dog handlers alike, and when dog handler Chris Van Etten was wounded, Torre worked hard to help keep Chris and his dog Harley together during Chris’ recovery. Torre suspected—and then saw firsthand—the profound effect a canine companion could have on a wounded man’s frame of mind at a difficult time. And that’s when Torre knew that he wanted to bring that kind of unconditional support to those back home struggling with post-traumatic stress.