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CONNECTED BY ONE LEASH
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From puppy to placement, a single PPH dog connects the countless Warriors, volunteers, donors, and staff members who provide support for a service-dog-in-training. Every person that is touched by a PPH dog will forever be Connected By One Leash.

3.8 million veterans have a service-connected disability

There is a critical shortage of support for America’s active-duty military personnel and veterans. These brave individuals may face physical and trauma-related challenges that remain after deployment. Often, they suffer in silence and are reluctant to seek help.  The price for inaction can be devastating, and time after time ends in isolation, alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, and in the most severe cases, suicide. But just one healing interaction with a Paws for Purple Hearts service-dog-in-training can make all the difference.

By caring for and assisting in training PPH dogs, Warriors receive life-changing intervention that helps mend their both visible and invisible war wounds.

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One PPH pup impacts more than

40 Warriors

From the moment a PPH puppy is born, their link to our Warriors is established. From puppy petting to placement, our dogs leave a deep and lasting impact on every life they touch. Each connection reinforces crucial skills on the dog’s path to their final connection, placement as an assistance dog.

PPH Staff

PPH Staff

The very first connection a PPH service dog makes is with our staff. Every PPH employee has two things in common: a love of dogs and a deep appreciation for our military service members and veterans. This appreciation has guided many of our staff members to PPH to take part in our mission of improving the lives of America’s Warriors.

Puppy Petters

A PPH Puppy Petter is a person trained to handle our special service dog puppies; this begins the very day they are whelped. Warrior volunteers help set them up for success as confident service dogs by familiarizing puppies with the human touch. All the while, Warriors ease their symptom severity with soothing, light-hearted contact with our PPH puppies.

Puppy Petters
Volunteers

Volunteers

A PPH service-dog-in-training connects with countless Warriors and their families through our volunteer programs. From general volunteers who make treats and dog toys to puppy parents who show the dog the ropes of household living, these volunteers are committed to helping shape an exceptional service dog for a Veteran in need.

Therapy Program Participants

PPH’s unique therapy programs are built on the special bonds that come from the human-canine connection. With guidance from our training staff and supervision from a mental health professional, Warriors find healing through helping as they take part in training a service dog for a fellow comrade.

Therapy Program Participants
Assistance Dog Recipient

Assistance Dog Recipient

After years of training the final connection an assistance dog makes is to its life-long companion. Even though this is the last time the leash will be passed, their mission continues. As a service dog mends their Warrior’s wounds, meaningful relationships have the opportunity to heal or grow stronger. As a facility or specialist therapy dog, they will continue impacting hundreds of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members together with their handlers.

The impact of one PPH assistance dog goes far beyond their final connection.

Just like a Warrior, a PPH dog is truly born to serve and that service extends far beyond their final placement. Dozens of Warriors, volunteers, staff and even community members will be touched by just one PPH dog during his or her training. Every person who plays a role in a PPH dog’s life is forever Connected By One Leash.

One PPH pup impacts more than

40 Warriors

From the moment a PPH puppy is born, their link to our Warriors is established. From puppy petting to placement, our dogs leave a deep and lasting impact on every life they touch. Each connection reinforces crucial skills on the dog’s path to their final connection, placement as an assistance dog.

PPH Staff

PPH Staff

The very first connection a PPH service dog makes is with our staff. Every PPH employee has two things in common: a love of dogs and a deep appreciation for our military service members and veterans. This appreciation has guided many of our staff members to PPH to take part in our mission of improving the lives of America’s Warriors.

Puppy Petters

Puppy Petters

A PPH Puppy Petter is a person trained to handle our special service dog puppies; this begins the very day they are whelped. Warrior volunteers help set them up for success as confident service dogs by familiarizing puppies with the human touch. All the while, Warriors ease their symptom severity with soothing, light-hearted contact with our PPH puppies.

Volunteers

Volunteers

A PPH service-dog-in-training connects with countless Warriors and their families through our volunteer programs. From general volunteers who make treats and dog toys to puppy parents who show the dog the ropes of household living, these volunteers are committed to helping shape an exceptional service dog for a Veteran in need.

Therapy Program Participants

Therapy Program Participants

PPH’s unique therapy programs are built on the special bonds that come from the human-canine connection. With guidance from our training staff and supervision from a mental health professional, Warriors find healing through helping as they take part in training a service dog for a fellow comrade.

Assistance Dog Recipient

Assistance Dog Recipient

After years of training the final connection an assistance dog makes is to its life-long companion. Even though this is the last time the leash will be passed, their mission continues. As a service dog mends their Warrior’s wounds, meaningful relationships have the opportunity to heal or grow stronger. As a facility or specialist therapy dog, they will continue impacting hundreds of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members together with their handlers.

The impact of one PPH assistance dog goes far beyond their final connection.

Just like a Warrior, a PPH dog is truly born to serve and that service extends far beyond their final placement. Dozens of Warriors, volunteers, staff and even community members will be touched by just one PPH dog during his or her training. Every person who plays a role in a PPH dog’s life is forever Connected By One Leash.

Handing Off The Leash

Our Warriors and supporters share first hand their connection to PPH and our assistance dogs. Listen to their stories.

1

Meet Michael, a retired Marine Veteran and PPH Puppy Parent. Michael is connected to PPH through the Veterans Administration and his love and support for fellow Veterans.

2

Meet Allison, a Veterans Affairs Recreation Therapist. Allison is connected to PPH by her service to Veterans at the VA.

3

Adrian is a participant in our Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy® program and an Active Duty Service Member.

Handing Off The Leash

Our Warriors and supporters share first hand their connection to PPH and our assistance dogs. Listen to their stories.

Meet Michael, a retired Marine Veteran and PPH Puppy Parent. Michael is connected to PPH through the Veterans Administration and his love and support for fellow Veterans.

Theresa is a participant in our Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy® program and an Army Veteran.

Adrian is a participant in our Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy® program and an Active Duty Service Member.

By caring for and assisting in training PPH dogs, Warriors receive life-changing intervention that helps mend both their visible and invisible war wounds. Your donation will enable every service-dog-in-training to impact dozens of Warriors on their path to their final connection, placement as an assistance dog.

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