Service Dog Department
Mission:Provide service dogs to veterans with PTSD and other mental health issues.
Breakdown:The service dog department partners with other service dog organizations across the United States to provide service dogs to veterans in need. The Wounded Veterans Foundation covers the leftover cost of the dog that the other organizations do not cover or the total cost if we do not have an organization that will cover some of the cost. The veteran will then go through an application process through the organization that we are working with in order to receive the dog.
It has been shown that service dogs can help prevent suicide, get veterans off of certain medications, and provide a special companionship to the owner. After the veteran is approved and ready to receive the dog, we will provide the following.
- W2's or proof of income (verifying financial need for assistance)
- Provide DD form 214 (verifying proof of service, deployments, MOS, years of service etc.)
- Spay or neuter service dog
- VA verification of PTSD or other mental issues from a combat related circumstance
- Allow the Wounded Veterans Foundation to share your story on the website for supporters to follow.
- ***If you currently do not own a dog DO NOT PURCHASE A DOG FOR TRAINING! If this happens, the application will be immediately canceled.***