A Hero's Hero program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing them with a man's best friend. We work with the veterans and pair them with a dog so they have a companion.
The Pets... Our dedicated animal rescue team will evaluate and rescue the shelter animals and provide additional training to ensure that they are able to assimilate into a home and have lifelong companionship
The Vets... Sadly there are alarming statistics of suicide, family abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder facing veterans returning to civilian life after military duty. This can cause a downward spiral of apathy, unemployment, broken relationships, addication and depression. It is our belief that companion animals can be the life saving therapy or friend that many returning service men and women need.
Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, including reducing stress, depression and anxiety, symptoms experienced by many serving in the military.
How does it work?
A Hero's Hero team interviews each veteran to ascertain what he or she looking for in a companion animal; we pair this with his personality and lifestyle to make the perfect veteran-pet match. Once the perfect pet is selected for the veteran, the pet spends time in the home of one of our trainers who teachers the pet basic obediance and other valuable behaviors needed to live with his/her new owner.
Who is Eligible?
Veterans in our chapter areas who could benefit from having a companion animal and who are also able to care for an animal are eligible to recieve an A Hero's Hero companion animal.
To Apply click here.