Operation Delta Dog
Service Dogs for Veterans with [PTSD/TBI/MST] – located in Hollis, NH
Contact: (603) 921-5253
Service Area: NH
Serving: Veterans with [PTSD] [TBI] [MST]
Description: Operation Delta Dog, (located in Hollis, NH) works with professional trainers and behaviorists to identify the best canine candidates in shelters and breed-rescue foster homes. All participating dogs must meet strict guidelines relating to their temperament, health, and age. Once a suitable dog is found, he or she begins an 8-week intensive training period. During that period, the dog is matched with a veteran on their waiting list. If the two hit it off, they become a team and start living together and training together as soon as the initial 6-week training period is over. Training consists of multiple classes during the week (and lots of practice at home) and lasts approximately twelve to eighteen months. When training is complete, and if the dog passes a series of tests, he or she “graduates” from the program and becomes a certified service animal with all the protections afforded to its handler by the ADA. There is NO COST associated with this program.