Freedom Dogs offers custom-trained specialty service dogs to wounded members of the military returning from armed conflict. It is reported that 40% of all returning troops suffer from PTSD. Many of these returning men and women are so mentally, physically or spiritually broken that they have little hope of returning to mainstream life.
Our unique Partner Program pairs a specialty service dog/trainer
team with these heroes on a short-term, intermittent
basis as an adjunct to their rehabilitation. These teams help
reintegrate these young men & women back into society and
normal activities of daily living.
Additionally, we offer custom trained specialty service dogs for permanent placement with these deserving warriors.
The assistive behaviors of these dogs may include but are not limited to: retrieval skills (such as a leash, keys or medical equipment), bracing to assist in getting in or out of a chair or the lifting of limbs, human animal bond (psychosocial support), assisted dressing and undressing, assisted opening of doors (appliance doors, cupboards, file cabinets), elevator buttons, handicapped door-opening, holding of items to be worked on (steadies or holds tools, utensils, tote bags), and carrying of items.
Speeding the recovery and enhancing the lives of wounded military heroes through the use of specialty-trained service dogs