“Winterization” of the dogs not only involves desensitizing the dogs to wearing booties and dog coats, but also to the regular application of paw pad salve to protect their feet once the snow falls.
Our service dogs in training come from individual breeders that we have carefully selected due to the temperament and health of the dogs. This past weekend we were lucky enough to receive six [...]
. We would like to thank Department President Loretta Marsh and The American Legion Auxiliary for raising over $25,000 to support our work to provide our top-notch service dogs and highly [...]
We are honored to provide this service to those who have sacrificed so much for us. Our mission would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.
For the puppies who are bred through our program or through Bergin College of Canine Studies, we have the benefit of beginning puppy petting, training, and socialization as early as possible.
At Paws for Purple Hearts, we work to build partnerships with different organizations who share our focus of helping this nation’s Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. One of these great [...]
The Paws for Purple Hearts Virginia site is coming up on 3 years of serving the Virginia area! We are pleased to say that we now conduct four different Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy sessions [...]
We are often asked, “How do you select dogs for specific assistance dog work?” Paws for Purple Hearts trains and places three different types of assistance dogs: Service Dogs, Facility Dogs, and [...]