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Top 10 Treats and Toys

It’s hard work to be an exceptional service dog-in-training, but serving our nation’s Warriors is worth it. Our dogs only work about 10% of the time. The rest of their time is spent taking naps [...]

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ADI Accreditation and What It Means for PPH

ADI stands for Assistance Dogs International. This crucial group defines the standards and develops the best practices by which the service dog industry as a whole operates. Member organizations [...]

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Rosie’s Helps Team Virginia Start 2021 in Style

Paws for Purple Hearts Team Virginia started the year on a happy note when, on January 8, 2021, service dog in training Scout tried his luck at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium’s new location in Dumfries, [...]

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Giving Tuesday Danielle Stockbridge

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Fall into Fall Field Trips

As top-tier Service Dogs, our dogs must learn how to perform commands in public despite distractions that can take the form of noises, sights, tactile stimuli or smells. That’s a lot for a puppy [...]

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Washington Salute Recap

The Washington Salute is the official military appreciation program of the Washington Football Team. During the virtual Walking Dogs segment, Paws for Purple Hearts was featured as the Washington [...]

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Beo—The Story of a Warrior

At Paws for Purple Hearts, our motto is Warriors Helping Warriors®. Usually, this refers to our Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy®, where Warriors help train life-long service companions for their [...]

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The Long Awaited Return to In-Person Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy®

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Paws for Purple Hearts has kept the connection to our nation’s Warriors alive by using creative solutions. In Virginia, for example, Canine-Assisted Warrior [...]

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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

The Clever Dog Experiment, performed by the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna, found that older dogs can learn new things. In their experiment, researchers asked dogs to choose between two [...]