Thanks to your generous donations and our negotiation of pricing we were able to order (and are awaiting arrival of) 7 pieces of agility equipment to help build confidence not only for our disabled veterans, but their service dogs as well. The small victory of being able to train your dog to go up stairs and sit at the top of a platform, or walk under an archway run helps to build our client's confidence and restore their freedom to live life by giving them the knowledge that they can accomplish something new and unkown with their dog in any circumstance.
Thank you for giving the gift of freedom to our veterans, adults and children with disabilities. Your contribution will have an enormous impact on many lives, for years to come at our canine education center!
Thank you so much for your donation to our Training Service Dogs for Veterans Project! Your dollars are contributing to our mission of veterans and individuals with disabilities restoring their freedom to live life through the training of a service animal utilizing new training equipment. Here is the progress of the project as it stands:
We have raised over half of the funds needed to reach our goal! While we are close, we can still use help to raise the rest. Share our cause with your friends, family and social network and tell them why you support our cause.
We continue to raise funds in the meantime to help maximize the amount of equipment we can buy.
We have identified the vendor of whom we can purchase the agility equipment.
We are in communication and hope to negotiate non-profit pricing to maximize your dollar and your impact.
While we are working on securing the equipment, we continue our mission of matching rescue dogs with veterans and individuals with disabilities and training them together to be a service dog team.
Since the start of this campaign we have matched 8 teams. Each team while with us will not pay for any equipment, training, food or veterinary care, as well as those who require will receive other services provided to heal the individual and make them whole. All of this averages $15,000 per team, so having been able to add 8 within 3 months is incredible. These 8 teams are a part of the 50 active clients who will be able to utilize the equipment your dollars are helping us secure, not to mention the many graduated clients who continue to come back ensuring their training and partnership with their service dog is strengthened.
We thank you again for choosing to support us, from the bottom of our hearts!
Betsy with Gizmo
Leo with Liberty
Rafael with Lincoln
Training with Head Mentor Trainer & Veteran Regina