VANCOUVER, Wash. — The nonprofit organization Northwest Battle Buddies has been around for about a decade and since it's start, it has provided over 160 trained service dogs to veterans who struggle with PTSD. Founder Shannon Walker has been a professional dog trainer for around 30 years.

"If I can just adopt dogs out of shelters, I can train them and gift them to American heroes and say thank you for our freedom," Walker said.

Walker said she started Battle Buddies after a veteran asked her for help.