America’s VetDogs – the Veteran’s K-9 Corps
America’s VetDogs serves disabled veterans of all eras. VetDogs provides guide dogs and training for disabled veterans who are blind or visually impaired, and service dogs for veterans and active duty personnel with disabilities other than blindness, such as amputations, traumatic brain injuries, or seizure disorders. Service dogs may be trained to provide balance, fetch and retrieve dropped items, aid an amputee getting in and out of a chair, or provide seizure or diabetes alert. VetDogs also provides specially trained therapy dogs to be deployed in theater; these dogs offer emotional support for those who are dealing with combat stress, homefront issues, and sleep disorders, and are part of the US Army’s behavioral health initiatives.
The services of America’s VetDogs are provided at no cost to the veteran, and include a lifetime of aftercare. VetDogs is supported by donations from private individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations. It does not receive government funding.