Military Family - Animals Resources

 Our Military and all of their family members made plenty of sacrifices while in service before returning to civilian life to become an integral part of our society that owns nearly 2.5M businesses in the United States, employ more than 5M people and generate more than $1T in sales and receipts annually. As a small thanks for their service we have compiled a list of organizations and initiatives resources that are dedicated to helping the whole military family.  We will continuously expand this glossary of valuable tools and organizations, so if you have recommendations for organizations, online communities, or tools that we should include, we welcome your ideas here
4 Paws 4 Patriots trains medical/psychiatric service dogs to change the lives of disabled veterans, first responders and their families. To learn more about, visit: 4 Paws 4 Patriots
Canine Connection enlists recovering Warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans. To learn more about, visit: Warrior Canine Connection
Companions for Heroes (C4H) provides companion animals obtained from shelters and/or rescues, who might otherwise be euthanized, free of charge to active duty military personnel, military veterans, and first-responders recovering from the psychological challenges they suffered during service to our country. To learn more about, visit: Companions for Heroes
Healing4Heroes mission is to connect wounded service members, as well as those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, with A.D.A compliant service dogs. To learn more about, visit: Healing4Heroes
K9 Partners for Patriots mission is to give veterans and active military a second chance at life by honoring and empowering those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma through the experience of training and caring for their own service dog. To learn more about, visit: K9 Partners for Patriots
Operation Battle Buddies enlists professional service dog trainers to provide the training and testing of the dog and veteran together. To learn more about, visit: Operation Battle Buddies
Operation Delta Dog is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to rescue homeless dogs and train them to be service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and related challenges. To learn more about, visit: Operation Delta Dog  
Patriot Paws mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. To learn more about, visit: Patriot Paws
Pets for Patriots helps veterans afford the adoption of overlooked sheltered animals: adult, special needs, and long-term homeless pets, and large breed dogs. To learn more about, visit:   Pets for Patriots
Pets for Vets® is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance to shelter dogs by rescuing, training, and matching them with American veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. To learn more about, visit: Pets for Vets® 
Puppy Jake Foundation is dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs. We are proud to select, train and place only the best-performing dogs with these deserving men and women. To learn more about, visit: Puppy Jake Foundation
Semper K9 rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs at no cost for disabled service members. Semper K9 recently purchased 33 acres adjacent to Marine Corps Base where they plan to build a retreat-style facility for out of area veterans and their families to come and train with their service dogs. Semper K9
Working Dogs for Vets-No Veteran Left Behind Program allows disabled heroes who are able to help train their own service dog. They are matched with a dog from a local shelter or if they own a dog, after an evaluation, they might be able to train their own dog.  Working Dogs for Vets
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