Imagine a young disabled soldier, away from home for months, once haunted by night terrors... Upon his return home sleeps peacefully for the first time since before his deployment.
Or imagine a mother that is able to reclaim her independence again. Wounded by shrapnel on her tour of duty that immobilized her, the simple task of opening a kitchen cabinet to make dinner was lost. But today she is cooking dinner again for her family.
What happened that changed the lives of these honorable warriors? A well trained service dog...
Dogs for Veterans trains and provides service dogs to disabled American Veterans in order to help ensure their physical and emotional independence.
Every day 18 veterans commit suicide and every 8 seconds one animal is put down – Dogs for Veterans strives to facilitate the healing and support for the millions of men and women who suffer with some form of psychological disability while providing jobs & homes for some of the nearly five million shelter animals who are euthanized every year.
Providing a method for dignity, companionship and comfort in their journey for both dog and handler as they embark upon their path to wholeness again, Dogs for Veterans provides America’s heroes with cost-effective animal assisted activities and companionship as they pursue rehabilitation from their healthcare providers.
Please Note: Due to the very high demand for service dogs all applications received will be going onto a waiting list.