Pets for Veterans Day began with a dog named Bear. Bear was an adorable and sociable dog who knew how to interact with different veterans based on their individual needs. Whether Bear was quietly cuddling or politely playing, veterans took to Bear and asked his owner if they could take him home with them. Bear’s owner thought, “why is therapy one hour a week inside when it could be 24/7 at home?” And then pets for veterans began. October 21 is Pets for Veterans Day!