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All American Assistance Dogs provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or similar at virtually no charge. Our service area is western Washington state.
All American Assistance Dogs provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or similar at virtually no charge. Our service area is western Washington state. We are an all-volunteer organization and rely on volunteers to help us find veterans, find puppies and foster puppies until they are ready to move to the veteran's home. The dogs may provide other support for the veteran, in addition to PTSD, TBI, or similar which may include seizures, mobility problems and others.
I am currently a volunteer, board member, veteran and currently fostering a puppy that will become a service dog. Fostering a puppy is a fulfilling experience especially since you know that this puppy and later dog will provide a service for individuals that lost their independence by fighting for our freedom. If you are person that believes in giving back to those that gave the ultimate prize for all Americans to enjoy the simple freedoms that make America great and you really want to make a difference this is the opportunity for you. Not only do you get to enjoy the best part of having a dog which is puppyhood, but you also do a good deed for someone who really needs it. The other wonderful thing is that you get to meet the person the pup will be helping during the times they visit the puppy. It gives you an undescrivable sense of fulfillment and pride on your pup and the American soldiers that continue to fight now not for us, but for their freedom, and you are part of that path.
by Susan E.
(Administrator for this Organization)(2017-02-21 11:05:09.0)
It is so heartwarming to be able to help veterans who were affected with PTSD, TBI or similar become independent and be able to be the person they want to be--part of their family. We do this by providing service dogs to these veterans. It also is great seeing the puppies develop into incredible, loving, well-behaved dogs who make such a difference in the life of their veteran. I also know it makes me a better person to help people that are so deserving of help and who need help after they have given so much of themselves to serve our country. I feel that it is the least I can do to raise a puppy or volunteer in other ways to help this organization