Thank you to all the donors who are helping make dreams come true for our first responders and veterans.
It is only with the help of different departments, businesses and our supportive community that we are able to train service dogs for first responders and veterans with PTSD.
Our goal is to help them heal, 4 paws at a time.
Matt is a retired fire capitan, author and the founder/president of our nonprofit as well as our lead trainer.
Jax was the first dog in our program and is performing tasks for Matt. Jax also provides public education in the community as a face of the charity.
"Due to my health I am unable to fly or drive/ride long distances. Matt was very helpful in the entire process. Ziva has helped me so much since she has gotten here. I feel a lot more comfortable staying home by myself now. She is with me all the time where ever I go. She needs to make sure the scene is safe."
- John, GA
Troy is an Air Force veteran and retired fire captain in Minnesota. We were honored to place service dog Kato with Troy. Kato fit right in to his new life with Troy and his family within days of placement.
We thank Becca Curtis at Off Leash K9 Training
for training Kato.
Amanda has over 20 years in healthcare and is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She is also our Vice President and one of our trainers.
Tank was donated by the Tillman family in Texas and is a service dog in training (SDiT) performing tasks for Amanda and is providing public education in the community as a face of the charity.
Pat "Gumby" is an Army veteran and first responder at Foreston Fire.
Dee-ka has retired from our program after 2 litters of puppies. While she is not a task trained service dog, she is a well trained, beautiful gal that provides Gumby and his wife protection as
well as emotional support.
Renee is a retired firefighter and is a part of our service dog training program.
Minnie is a goldendoodle and has always been tuned in to Renee's emotions so we are helping her train Minnie as her service dog.
Tracy is a retired police officer and is a part of our service dog training program.
Elvis is a English Bulldog and has been by Tracys side through thick and thin. He has been very helpful to her mental wellness so we are helping her train Elvis as her service dog.