JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two puppies are living with a local Navy veteran helping her cope with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Marlene Condon said she's proud to be a mother of two dogs.
Condon is a Navy veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. She said her two new 11-week-old labs will be all she needs to brighten up her day.
"They'll be a constant companion, a best friend when I'm feeling down, or when i'm I'm having a rough day which I have often. They will be there, maybe just a paw on my chest or a little lick on my face," said Condon.
Daphne and Gypsy were donated to Condon from the Paws of War program. The dogs are rescued from kill shelters and war-torn countries and then they are placed in homes of veterans to become service companions.
"These two dogs are going to be a great asset for Marlene and her family. Our military are our heroes," said Scofield, the vice president of the Guardians of Rescue.
Scofield said her strong support for members of the military led her to answer a calling to help vets like Condon.
"I'm personally honored to be able to do this for our hero's that sacrifice their lives every day," said Scofield.
Condon is very grateful for the program and said she is ready to take on her new kids.
"I know I have a lot of work ahead of me and so do the pups as they're getting trained and I'm just really excited," she said.
For more information, go to guardiansofrescue.org.