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Puppy Foster for Service Dog Nonprofit

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ORGANIZATION: Paws for Purple Hearts

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Are you in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area and love dogs? Consider applying to be a Puppy Foster for Paws for Purple Hearts, a nonprofit that trains PTSD and Mobility Service Dogs for Veterans. We are looking for volunteers to help us in caring for Service Dogs in training outside of the typical work day. This involves drop off/pick up to the Menlo Park VA Monday-Friday and caring for the dog over the weekend. Our volunteer fosters are a cornerstone of our Service dog program and help us to do what we do.

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About Paws for Purple Hearts

Location:

10201 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove, CA 94951, US

Mission Statement

Paws for Purple Hearts improves the lives of America's Warriors facing mobility challenges and trauma-related conditions such as PTSD and TBI by providing the highest quality service dogs and canine-assisted therapeutic programs; and by building public awareness about the role dogs play in help Warriors along the road to recovery.

Description

Paws for Purple Hearts developed an innovative therapeutic intervention for Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel in which those with trauma-related conditions resulting from Post-Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injury actively participate to help train and prepare service dogs for their comrades with mobility challenges and/or trauma-related conditions. Paws for Purple Hearts builds on the time-honored tradition of Warriors helping Warriors.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, Community, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

795 Willow RoadMenlo Park, CA 94025

(37.46551,-122.16077)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is an ongoing volunteer position being the foster home for a Service Dog in training. It can be a commitment of between 9 and 12 months.
  • Living driving distance from the Menlo Park VA, ability to drop off and pick up the dog Monday-Friday, and ability to commit for 9-12 months.

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