By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Dining out for the dogs. It’s an effort later this month to raise funds for a local organization that trains service dogs for military veterans in need.

Dog trainer Jennifer Green is the co-founder of Philadelphia based Alpha Bravo Canine, an organization that provides trained service dogs to veterans who suffer from debilitating medical and physiological problems as a result of active combat.

She says the dogs are taught to recognize warning signs.

“And then disrupt it before it gets to a point where it goes into a panic attack. They also can be trained to wake up someone who is having a panic attack. They can also be trained to wake up somebody who is having a nightmare and kind of re-direct them as well,” Green explained.

Green says the cost to fully train a dog is $30,000 to $50,000.

On Monday August 21st The White Dog Cafe will give a portion of proceeds of restaurant dinner sales from its University City, Wayne, and Haverford locations to the organization.

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