You can partially or fully sponsor a PTSD Service Dog and give the gift of freedom to a veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to his or her service.
We provide a trained dog to a veteran at no cost to the veteran. Your sponsorship will enable us to purchase a service dog vest, patches, identification cards, for each dog enrolled in our training program, as well as professional training to prepare each dog for the job of PTSD Service Dog. Each dog who completes the PTSD Service Dog Training Program is provided:
- 6 weeks of basic training with the dog’s veteran to learn commands such as Sit, Down, Sit-Stay, Down-Stay, Come/Recall, Heel, walking on a leash, house training, and crate training.
- 12 weeks of training specific to each veteran’s need in the veteran’s home with the veteran as the handler
- 6 months of public access training to master the tasks on the Public Access Test, as set forth by Assistance Dogs International
- A service dog vest, a service dog patch, “do not pet” patch, service dog identification cards, public access information cards, a martingale collar, and a 6ft leash.
The total cost is for a trained PTSD service dog through our program is $5,500. A gift of any amount will help us achieve our goals.