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 [...]
We are honored to provide this service to those who have sacrificed so much for us. Our mission would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.
The PPH Alaska dogs are learning to ride on the stand-up paddleboard during our Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy sessions. Just as in learning any new skill, the dogs are introduced to the [...]
For the puppies who are bred through our program or through Bergin College of Canine Studies, we have the benefit of beginning puppy petting, training, and socialization as early as possible.
We recently conducted our second volunteer orientation– which included many young students who are out of school for the summer and are eager to help our cause.
The Paws for Purple Hearts Virginia site is coming up on 3 years of serving the Virginia area! We are pleased to say that we now conduct four different Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy sessions [...]
We are often asked, “How do you select dogs for specific assistance dog work?” Paws for Purple Hearts trains and places three different types of assistance dogs: Service Dogs, Facility Dogs, and [...]
We take several steps to ensure the success of our service dog, specialist therapy, and facility dog teams. We meticulously match our graduating dogs with clients based on a few important [...]
Spring has arrived and so has the beautiful weather here in Virginia! The Paws for Purple Hearts service dogs in training have been enjoying more play time in the yard without getting muddy, as [...]