(CBS) — A double win on Chicago’s South Side, where veterans with PTSD got matched with service dogs having trouble finding a forever home.

WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports.

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Mike Tellerino, founder of K-9s For Veterans, says Darla’s about a third of the way through her training.

“Darla was found running around on the expressway, and she was adopted out twice, but had to be returned because of her high-anxiety issues,” he says.

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Darla was going home with veteran Mike Thompson. He says the dog initially was shy and standoffish.

“Now, she’s 100 percent different,” Thompson says. “Loves affection.”

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Different dogs, and different people. Retired Army Ranger Clayton Irons says his life has changed since he got his German shepherd, Major.