The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog’s non-profit grant-making organization, is proud to announce the recipients of grants awarded to canine service organizations throughout the country. The PDF grants will help fund service dog, therapy dog, police dog, and K-9 search and rescue programs and support a wide variety of non-profit programs that are helping children and adults in need.
The Planet Dog Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 grants:
AMERICA’S VETDOGS® Smithtown, NY
The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs® were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance. Not only does a service dog provide support with daily activities, it provides the motivation to tackle new challenges.
It costs over $50K to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog. America’s VetDogs provides this at no cost to the individual veteran.
America’s VetDogs and its parent organization the Guide Dog Foundation were the first assistance dog schools in the United States to be dually accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
America’s VetDogs trains and places assistance dogs for:
- Blind or have low vision
- PTSD service dogs
- Hearing dogs
- Other physical disabilities
- Facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals.
Learn more about America’s Vet Dogs here: http://www.vetdogs.org/
K9’S ON THE FRONTLINE Portland, ME
K9s on the Front Line is a Portland, Maine based organization that pairs veterans with shelter dogs (all K9s on the Front Line dogs are saved from shelters) and provides with them on a vigorous 16 week training program conducted by an experienced police K9 handler.
Once fully trained, the veteran and service dog have established the lasting bond and mutually beneficial relationship that will forever change both of their lives.
Their mission is “saving dogs – restoring hope” and providing fully trained dogs to military veterans with PTSD/TBI at no cost to the veteran.
Learn more about K9’s on the Front Line here: https://k9sonthefrontline.org/