Paws for Purple Hearts
Veterans with [PTSD, TBI, CPTS or other mental challenges]
Wounded Warriors [Physical Challenges] - Service Dogs
Northwest Region (907) 290-7166
Southwest Region (858) 779-2404
Southeast Region (804) 589-0077
South-Mid Region (210) 526-0100
Service Area: Nationwide
Northwest Region AK, WA, OR, ID, WY
Southwest Region CA, NV, UT, AZ, CO, NM
Southeast Region DC, MD, VA, NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, AL, MS, FL
South-Mid Region TX, LA, OK, MO, KS
Serving: Veterans with [PTSD, TBI, CPTS or other mental challenges] and/or Wounded Warriors [Physical Challenges]
Description: Founded in January 2010, Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches dogs with individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress (CPTS) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs.
They train the individual to train their own dog, and then certify them together as a service dog team. Most of the dogs come from rescue shelters. Each is then matched to a specific client’s physical and psychological needs. There is no charge – all they ask is a commitment to complete the 48-week training program.
Please remember that you can apply for an assistance dog anywhere in the USA, regardless of where you live or work.
Application (review their guidelines under Apply/Process)