Canines for Heroes

Highly trained service dogs for Veterans and First Responders with PTSD

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Highly trained service dogs for Veterans and First Responders with PTSD

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Your generous, tax-deductible donation to Canines for Heroes can change the lives of over 1 million injured warriors, caregivers, and family members in the next 10 years. You can help bring independence back to our nation’s most severely wounded veterans.

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Give the Gift of Healing This Thanksgiving

Give the Gift of Healing This Thanksgiving . Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things we are grateful for, including the sacrifices of our Veterans and First Responders. Many of these individuals return home with PTSD, which can cause severe anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.

Finding Calm in Chaos: The Story of a SWAT Officer and His Service Dog

Being a SWAT team member for the Sheriff's department is not an easy job. The day-to-day operations can be intense, stressful, and unpredictable. It requires a lot of mental and physical strength to perform the duties effectively. As someone who has served in the...

Vinca – The Essential Worker Who Changed My Life

Vinca – The Essential Worker Who Changed My Life Everyone has someone who comes into their life and changes everything. Sometimes we don’t even know we need that person until they’re there. For me, that person is an animal named Vinca, my service dog from Canines For Heroes. She’s more than just a companion, she’s an essential worker who helps me in so many ways. I’ll share just a few of the ways Vinca has changed my life for the better.

When I first got Vinca, I didn’t really understand just how much she would help me. I knew that service dogs could be trained to do things like retrieve items or open doors, but I didn’t realize all the other ways Vinca would make my day-to-day life easier. For example, she helps keep me calm in situations where I might feel anxious or overwhelmed. Simply having her by my side is often enough to quell my anxiety. My military flash backs are now to a minimum and I feel more free to be me.

Changing Lives: How Canines for Heroes Helps Veterans and First Responders with PTSD

War and natural disasters leave emotional and psychological scars on the people who put their lives on the line. Veterans and first responders often deal with the aftermath of trauma, with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) being one of the most common issues. In some cases, PTSD leaves sufferers feeling helpless and hopeless. For a long time, prescription medicine and therapy were the only treatments available, but Canines for Heroes is changing things. The non-profit organization helps these heroes get back their independence by supplying them with highly trained service dogs. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Canines for Heroes and how we are making a difference.

An Opportunity To Have Fun and Do Good

The annual Backwoods Blast is just around the corner and excitement is already in the air. This event, on October 22nd from 11:30 am to 5 pm, is an opportunity to have fun and do good.  The Backwoods Blast is a celebration with a purpose –  It’s a fundraiser for...

Harper My Constant Companion and Friend

I am honored to be associated with Sandra, Mark LaFlamme,and Canines For Heroes. They are two shining examples of success in the community that supports Veterans and First Responders. I am proud to know them personally and professionally, and delighted by the life-changing work they do every day to improve so many lives. Since meeting the couple, I have been inspired by their ambition, compassion for people in need of help, and commitment to making a positive difference in this world. As highly respected business leaders with an impressive track record of successes both large and small, there is no doubt that they bring an admirable passion for philanthropy along with a vibrant energy and creativity that enables them to make an indelible impact on those around them!As pet owners, my family knows how much a dog can impact our lives in many positive ways. Harper, my Redtick Coonhound, was more than just a dog; she was my constant companion and friend. Harper had a playful personality that always impressed me, and her loyal behavior made her an exceptional pet. In this blog post, I will share my experience with Harper, my dear Coonhound who was well-behaved and always excited to see me.

A Gift from Canines For Heroes: A Rescue Story

My gift from Canines For Heroes is more than just a pet to me. He’s a hero who reminds me every day of the joy and love that comes with having a furry companion. I’m grateful for the time I get to spend with him, and I’m grateful for the work of organizations like Canines For Heroes, which help dogs become heroes in the truest sense of the word. If you’re thinking about getting a furry companion, I highly recommend considering adoption from a rescue organization or training your own dog. It can make all the difference in your life, as it has in mine.

Keeping Your Furry Friend Safe and Calm on the 4th of July: Practical Tips to Soothe and Protect Your Pet

Happy 4th of July, America! As we celebrate this historical day, let's not forget our furry friends who may become distressed by the loud bangs and bright lights of fireworks. Did you know that this is the time when most pets go missing due to the confusion and stress...

Jersey and Nadine Schippers

Animals have a unique way of bringing us joy and entering our lives as loyal companions. I’ve been so grateful to experience and be part of the bond between creatures great and small, from my Chesapeake retrievers to horses, to little ol' Jersey shown here with me....

Athena and Erin Killela

  Dogs have the power to bring an incomparable level of joy and love into our lives. From providing companionship during hard times, to unconditional love, each pup truly has so much potential when given the chance! That is why my journey as a dog-lover has been so...

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IRS Tax ID: 81-2787122
Charity Number: CH50110


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