Paws for Purple Hearts service dogs in training are in the Halloween spirit! They have dressed up as fun Halloween characters all month during their visits to Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities all over south Texas as they participated in Social Therapy visits and Service Dog Training Canine Assisted Therapy Sessions!
Everyone knows that dogs can be very good for us. There are recent leading-edge scientific studies that show that petting a dog or looking into their eyes can release a rush of oxytocin into the brain. This “love” hormone is being released in both humans and dogs! The therapy programs we provide to Paws for Purple Hearts program participants are based in large part on this science.
Our hard working dogs like to step it up a notch! They dress up for the holiday seasons to bring joy and excitement to everyone they meet! Whether it be a VA staff member working hard to make their patients’ stays as stress free as possible, or a wounded Warrior who is in recovery at one of our local facilities, Paws for Purple Hearts service dogs in training are there to brighten up the day!
We strive to help make each day for our Warriors better than the last, and with our specially bred service dogs in training, we are able to provide the highest quality service dogs.
If you are interested in applying for a Paws for Purple Hearts service dog – one that has provided countless hours of therapy to our nation’s Warriors – please follow this link here, to get started!
Paws for Purple Hearts depends upon private donations and grants to provide services to Warriors at no charge. You can be a part of the action by volunteering at your local Paws for Purple Hearts site or by making a tax-deductible donation.