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5 Frequently Used Service Dog Commands

Our service dogs learn over 100 commands making them more than capable of serving the most demanding category of mobility impaired Warrior, a quadriplic-level patient. This provides the Military [...]

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Service dog versus Emotional Support Dog

At Paws for Purple Hearts we work every day with dogs to dramatically improve the lives of America’s injured Warriors. Our dogs are very special.

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Elma Update: Specialist Service Dog Supporting Air Force Squadron “Way Up North”

Specialist Therapy Dog Elma and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Sara, in partnership with Paws for Purple Hearts Team Alaska and the True North Program, have joined forces to create meaningful [...]

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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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PPH Dogs Remain Cool, Calm and Collected Around Cats

Puppies aren’t the only small four-legged friends we have at PPH. Did you know that several of our training centers actually have cats (and in some cases, guinea pigs)? Can you guess why?

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Paws for Purple Hearts Achieves Accreditation by Assistance Dogs International

Penngrove, Calif. – Paws for Purple Hearts, an assistance dog program dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors (Veterans and Active Duty Service Members) facing mobility challenges [...]

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How to Interact with a Service Dog in Public

Few things bring more instant joy than interacting with a dog or puppy you just became acquainted with. With the pandemic causing a spike in dog ownership and many using the daily cadence of dog [...]

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The Heart of Paws for Purple Hearts

Program instructors are the heart of our organization. They are the ones who train our dogs. They a whole lot of soul into training each top-notch assistance dog and providing Canine-Assisted [...]

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How Paws for Purple Hearts Dogs Make the Holiday Season Brighter

This year’s holiday season might be the most difficult in our lifetime due to the long shadow cast by the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual social gatherings and family traditions that have been part [...]

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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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