Caring Spirits, Serving Warriors

Healing Hearts and Minds

Paws for Purple Hearts is dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors facing Mobility Impairment challenges and trauma related conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury by providing the highest quality Service Dogs and Canine Assisted Therapeutic programs in which the Warriors themselves actively train Service Dogs for their injured comrades.

We all know 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 humans and dogs —promotes feelings of bonding and well-being. Our therapy 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.

service-related disability
45% of Post 9/11 Warriors have a Service-Connected Disability
39% of Post 9/11 Warriors have TBI, PTSD, or both
100% of PPH Participants received our life-improving services free of charge
Service Dog Training Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention

Service Dog Training Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention

Service Dog Opening Door

Service Dogs

Facility Dogs

Facility Dogs

Specialist Assistance Dog Placement

Specialist Therapy Dogs

Dog Obedience Training

Dog Obedience Training

We Need Your Support

Donation to Paws for Purple Hearts can change a warrior’s vision of life from hopelessness to optimism through the loving eyes of a faithful companion.

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.

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