Resource Type:

Program

Provided By:

American-Humane

Phone Number:
(800) 227-4645

Our Pups4Patriots™ program rescues qualified shelter dogs and trains them to offer the best possible assistance to veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). All the dogs are trained according to American Humane’s new service dog standards—an approach developed by a Scientific Advisory Committee of scientists, veteran experts, mental health professionals, animal welfare specialists, veterinarians, dog trainers, and other key advocates. These standards are designed to maximize the efficacy of the service dog as a treatment method for veterans with PTS and TBI. In addition to providing exceptionally trained service dogs to veterans in need—free of charge—American Humane oversees intensive hands-on training sessions to cultivate the important connection between the veteran and his or her new service dog. Creating a welcoming environment conducive to this bonding process is crucial to the success of our program.

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