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Attn: Veteran/Service Dog Teams
Airport training will be available for teams on Mar 3, Jun 3, Aug 5 & Nov 4. Limited slots are open, you must register in advance. Teams will go through security checkpoints, hang out at the airport, visit dog relief areas, and board a plane. For more info, email Paula.
2017 Calendars Available
Stop by at Lucky Dog or contact us for information about our 2017 wall calendar. Proceeds support Veteran/Dog service teams and non placed pups.
PAD in the News & PAD Newsletter
Our graduates and veterans are making the news! News story...
Now available... A quarterly newsletter highlighting the latest news and events regarding our program. Latest issue...
Opportunity to "Sponsor a Backpack"
A great way to say thank you is to help supply a graduating veteran/dog team with a supply backpack.
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Patriot Assistance Dogs fill a specific demonstrated need created by the
veteran's disabilities. The goal of Patriot Assistance Dogs is to place
these much needed assets with the veteran and at no charge to the
veteran. The dogs used in this program may be donated, rescued or bred
for the program.
Each Patriot Assistance Dog will be trained to meet
individual veteran's needs by:
- Reminding veteran to take medication
- Interrupting harmful behavior
- Leading away from stressful situations
- Getting help when necessary
- Waking from night terrors
- Interrupting panic attacks
- "Clearing" a room or apartment
- Maintaining a veteran's personal space