100 SERVICE DOGS FOR 100 VETERANS PROGRAM
We are Determined to do our part to end veteran suicide. USAVET.org has set a goal to provide 100 Service Dogs for 100 veterans. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows
USAVET.org's program to deliver trained service dogs at no cost to the Veteran while building an unwavering bond that facilitates collective healing and recovery for the service dogs in training as well as the veterans who are suffering from many different types of service-related injuries to include PTSD, traumatic brain injury, loss of sight, limbs and/or other extremities.
Roughly 20 veterans die by suicide every day, USAVET.org is determined to change that. Our 100 service dogs for 100 veterans program exists because of a fierce dedication to saving the lives of both veterans and rescue dogs. This program is backed by scientific research and empowers veterans who fought for our freedom to live a life of dignity and independence. Graduates of the program are able to live a life that they previously did not think was possible. Many have reunited with their families, gone back to school, found renewed enjoyment in life, and significantly reduced their medications.
Service-related trauma keeps veterans from living the life they deserve. They fought for our freedom. We fight for theirs. Our primary focus is to restore and support our veterans who have PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or military sexual trauma (MST). For veterans who are willing to take the first step to regain independence in their life, we are here to help. Our team supports veterans by navigating our scientifically proven process, pairing them with a trained Service Dog, and supporting them during and after the program.
The majority of our service dogs are rescued from shelters or surrendered by their owners. In saving these animals from abandonment or euthanasia, we give them purpose. Each pair who graduates from our program represent two lives saved – the Service Dog and the Veteran.
USAVET.org has partnered with a master dog trainer and developed a dedicated and qualified team for this joint effort and commitment to the American veteran has fostered a goal of training Service Dogs for 100 veterans.
This program will deliver these much-needed service dogs to veterans with many different types of service-related injuries to include PTSD, TBI, Loss of Sight, limbs and/or other extremities. These service dogs will be trained over a year long training program with the service member or veteran. Service dogs will be available at no cost to the Veteran while in the year long training program