Fun in the Sun

Looking to beat the heat with your four-legged friend? Summer heat can sometimes make outside playtime difficult. Despite the weather, dogs need fun, exercise, and enrichment all year long. [...]


Being a Puppy Parent

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Puppy Parent to a future Service Dog? Puppy Parents are an indispensable element of our Service Dog training program and prepare our service [...]


Facility Dog Ralph Improves the Lives of Warriors and Healthcare Heroes at the VA

A facility dog’s role is to boost morale, build a welcoming atmosphere and promote healing for Warriors in a clinical setting. In his first year at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinic in San Jose, [...]


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 [...]


New Graphic Wraps feature PPH Dogs

That’s a wrap – a van wrap! Everyone will know when the Paws for Purple Hearts team arrives to serve Warriors now that our vans are covered in photos and graphics of our highly-trained dogs. Our [...]


From Puppy to Hero

Paws for Purple Hearts has high performance standards for service dogs. They cannot be fearful, insecure, or uncomfortable around people, other dogs, unusual objects or noises. This is why we [...]


6 Ways To Show Your Love For PPH this Valentine’s Day

Who says Valentine’s Day has to be all about romantic love? Here are six ways to show some puppy love and make Paws for Purple Hearts your Valentine this year.


Thank you for a great 2019!

2019 was a great year for Paws for Purple Hearts and our Warriors! We are excited to share with you the accomplishments our staff, volunteers, and future service dogs have made this year.


Summertime and Puppies Arrive in San Diego

It is summertime in San Diego, and new puppy time! We have welcomed both #pphSandy and #pphEasternStar to our San Diego location. Their arrival was met with lots of excitement in our San Diego group.


Reducing the symptoms of PTSD through Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy®

Paws for Purple Hearts’ mission is to help these Warriors regain a sense of normalcy and purpose after military service. Their drive to help their comrades never faltered after their discharge.

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