Paws for Purple Hearts is dedicated to improving the lives or America’s Warriors facing Mobility Impairment challenges and trauma related conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma by providing the highest quality Service Dogs and Canine Assist Therapeutic programs in which the Warriors themselves actively train the Service Dogs for their injured comrades.
It’s long known that our family pets are good for us. They can reduce stress and anxiety. They can lower blood pressure and increase positive feelings. More recently, scientific studies have shown that the simple act of stroking a dog or gazing into its eyes releases a rush of the brain chemical called oxytocin.
This “love” hormone—released in both human and dog—promotes feelings of bonding and well-being. Our PPH programs are built on this important science.
Since 9/11, about 2.7 million American men and women have bravely served our country. Nearly half have returned with a service-related disability. A large portion of this group has some level of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and other serious mental condition. By caring for and training PPH dogs for mobility impaired warriors, those warriors who suffer on the inside receive an important treatment for their war wounds, too.
Your generous, tax-deductible donation to Paws for Purple Hearts will improve the lives of thousands of warriors facing the visible and invisible wounds of warfare and service. You will be restoring their independence and allowing these warriors to reintegrate into society in the nation they so bravely volunteered to defend.