“Winterization” of the dogs not only involves desensitizing the dogs to wearing booties and dog coats, but also to the regular application of paw pad salve to protect their feet once the snow falls.
Our service dogs in training come from individual breeders that we have carefully selected due to the temperament and health of the dogs. This past weekend we were lucky enough to receive six [...]
. We would like to thank Department President Loretta Marsh and The American Legion Auxiliary for raising over $25,000 to support our work to provide our top-notch service dogs and highly [...]
We start with field trips when the pup is around 8 weeks old. At this age, we actually carry the pup around in a “puppy pouch” or they ride in a “puppy cart” while being exposed to many different [...]
More people are discovering the benefits of having a service dog trained to mitigate a specific disability, whether it be to aid and assist after a seizure, alert to a drop in blood sugar levels, [...]
This is a question I hear regularly. The answer is multi-dimensional and differs depending on who you ask. The truth is, at Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH), our responsibilities include so much more [...]