Comfort, hope, and friendship. All at no cost.
Our skilled companion dogs are more than just furry friends. They change lives! We offer these top-notch, highly-trained, loving dogs at absolutely no cost. It’s our gift.
These intelligent, healthy dogs offer friendship to children, teens, and adults with vision loss. Give hope to veterans. Provide comfort to Gold Star families and stress relief to military families. With their unwavering loyalty and boundless love, these dogs develop an incredible bond with their new favorite humans.
How do we train skilled companion dogs?
What makes the best companion dog for a young child, someone who is blind, a veteran facing challenges, or a military family facing grief and stress? First, we hand-pick the dogs and match them carefully based on their personality and yours. For example, we choose only the gentlest dogs for children. We may select a high-energy dog for an active individual. Our experts know these dogs and get to know you as well.
With impeccable breeding, these dogs are healthy and fit. We pour nearly two years of training and socialization into each pup, beginning just a few days after a puppy is born. Before going home with their fur-ever friend, they’ve shown exceptional house manners and respond well to basic cues such as sit, stay, come, and more. With well-practiced leash manners, you won’t find a better playmate, housemate, and family pet. You’ll love saying, “Good dog!”
Dogs for Children and Teens with Vision Loss
For young people facing isolation and challenges from vision loss, these gentle, smart dogs become around-the-clock best friends. Kids grow confidence as they care for their very own dog. Teens gain love and a listening ear. And the giggles from a playful pup who really wants that belly rub? Positively priceless.
Dogs for Gold Star Families
Sometimes grief needs a reason to smile again. Our gentle, well-trained Gold Star Family dogs offer loving companionship to military children and families who have lost a loved one in active service to the nation. These lovable, healthy, smart dogs deliver comfort and unconditional love.
Dogs for Veterans
For veterans needing a buddy, especially those battling with despair, anxiety, depression, or isolation, our skilled companion dogs offer hope and a sense of purpose. In the military, veterans rely on each other. At home, veterans can rely on their dog for comfort and emotional support.
Dogs for Adults with Vision Loss
For adults with vision loss not quite ready for a guide dog, a skilled companion dog becomes a loving and loyal friend. These calm, well-behaved dogs bring joy and affection in the face of loneliness and isolation. Because of the dog’s excellent training, people gain a lovely, easy-to-handle pet, at no cost.
Dogs for Military Families
Standing with every veteran, a family of heroes holds down the fort. The military lifestyle loads stress on families from deployments, constant relocations, and more. Stress relief—that’s where our calm, skilled dogs can impact lives. Giving them at no cost helps families afford the best…dog…ever!
“It’s like Taylor knew that Cayleigh’s heart needed some help, and that’s why she was here. Just like that, they became best friends.”
— Jillian, mom to Cayleigh, with Gold Star Family Dog Taylor