Today’s warriors return from the front lines with complex challenges; many grapple with physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and PTSD. In these cases, a well-trained service dog is invaluable, increasing veterans’ independence and helping them adjust to civilian life. Hero Dogs raises, trains, and provides exceptional service dogs to DC-area veterans and first responders. This intensive process takes three years to complete: from raising the puppies (supported by 100+ volunteers) to providing intensive service training (conducted over 6-8 months by professional trainers) to placing and supporting the new veteran/service dog team ... all provided without charge. Each dog is trained to meet its owner’s needs – whether learning to open doors, helping with balance, or seeking assistance in emergencies. Hero Dogs also trains facility dogs for placement in hospitals, clinics, and schools. An investment here means independence, confidence … and companionship.
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Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.
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