Paws of War
Paws of War is a non-profit 501c3 organization that trains and places shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our U.S. military veterans who suffer from the emotional effects of war. In turn, each veteran can experience the therapeutic and unconditional love that only a companion animal can bring. Since 2014, Paws of War has rescued, trained and placed over 100 service dogs with veterans in need. Paws of War relies heavily on the support of our community and volunteers. Through our programs we are able to provide much needed services to veterans, first responders and the dogs they love.
A service dog can help combat the daily symptoms of PTSD. They are trained to pick up stress signals and intervene with their owner to direct their focus back to a positive environment. They can also greatly increase the quality of life for someone struggling with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Paws of War provides all training free to Veterans and First Responders. In addition to our training program, we also have other programs to help our heroes and educate the community.
• Therapy Dog Program - This is a volunteer based program in which certified Therapy Dogs are brought to visit individuals that would benefit from the true unconditional love of a dog.
• War Torn Pups Program - This program saves dogs from war torn areas such as Afghanistan, Syria and Jordan that service members have rescued and developed a deep bond with while on deployment.
• Vets to Vets Medical RV - This mobile RV provides wellness visits, vaccines, micro chipping, flea and tick preventative, heartworm preventative and much more to service animals and pets of our military veterans and first responders.
At Paws of War, our motto is "Helping both ends of the leash" and we are honored to serve the men and women who have selflessly served our country.