I think this sounds like a great pilot program...key word "pilot program". Lets see what comes out of it! Judging from some of the comments, I think alot of people have big misunderstanding of what all the VA does. The VA isn't just a bunch of hospitals providing medical care. They provide home loan support, college money, all sorts of stuff. I'm currently serving my 22nd year on active duty. If there's one thing I've seen in regards to our wounded and injured, they're seeking more than just medical care and prosthetic limbs. Some are looking for a caring community. Some are looking for a sports team. Some are looking for a way to ride their old Harley. Some are looking for a loving companion (like a dog). I'm not WII (wounded, injured, ill), but I value daily companionship...especially when its from my little shithead chihauhau.