America's VetDogs -- Veteran's K-9 Corps® provides independence, mobility and companionship for veterans and military personnel of all eras -- from World War II to those recently wounded in active conflicts abroad -- who are visually impaired or have other disabilities, through the use of assistance dogs (guide and service). Guide dogs help people with visual disabilities move about safely and confidently. Service dogs are trained to pick up dropped articles, open doors, push elevator buttons, warn of seizures, pull wheelchairs and act as ‘walking canes’ for people with amputations and balance problems and include assistance, therapy, facility, and companion dogs. Therapy and facility dogs are trained to accompany physical and occupational therapists at military medical centers and work with many of the wounded warriors in rehabilitation. Therapy dogs also provide companionship and stress relief to service men and women stationed in the United States or deployed overseas.
America’s VetDogs breeds and trains their own puppies to become assistance dogs, trains and instructs persons on their use, and provides a lifetime of aftercare support to the new owner/dog team. They have successfully trained people with blindness, spinal cord injuries, hearing impairments, peripheral and central balance disorders, limb loss, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Since its inception in 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed over 250 assistance dogs with our nation’s wounded veterans.