Mission Statement: To help those who have
served our country honorably live with
dignity and independence.
Types of Service Dogs
This program is limited to veterans with combat-related PTSD and first-responders with work-related PTSD.
They will master: turning on a light, performing a nightmare interruption, providing a calming effect, and mitigate the effects of PTSD.
This program is designed to help individuals with vision impairments.
They will master: leading the handler in a straight line or to a clear path, maneuver obstacles, stop at changes in elevation (curbs, stairs, etc.), be well behaved in public and alert handlers of any potential harm.
This program is geared toward veterans and first responders who have encountered hearing loss due to service, age, trauma, virus or disease, or other encounters.
They will master: retrieving a ringing phone, alerting handlers to smoke alarms, timers, and other specific noises, and allow handlers to feel comfortable and independent.
This program is designed to help veterans who experience seizures.
They will master: retrieving items, alerting relatives that their handler needs help, pushing an alarm button, getting help, retrieving medication, and mitigating their handler’s particular situation.
This program is designed to provide physical, emotional, and occupational therapy to wounded soldiers and active duty personnel in military installations, military and VA medical centers, and VA nursing homes.
Combat Stress Control Dogs will master: providing emotional support to combat stress, home front issues, or sleep disorders, provide a nonjudgmental presence.
Physical and Occupational Facility Dogs will master: retrieving items, brace soldiers when they transfer from bed to chair, help them up if they fall, assist with resistance training, and help soldiers and veterans adapt to new prosthetics.
This program is designed to help individuals with physical disabilities.
They will master: opening and closing doors, retrieving items, turning lights on and off, providing balance and stability, etc…
Kent & Mike’s Story
Kent was paired with his four-legged counterpart, Mike, in June of 2015 after Mike’s training was complete.find out more
Ther service dog programs created by America’s VetDogs aim to give veterans and service members the ability to live more independent lives.