Who We Are
Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships.
Who We Serve
Hero Dogs only places dogs in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Hero Dogs places service dogs with veterans of the U.S. military and first-responders with disabilities. Disabilities do not need to be service connected. To learn more about specific eligibility requirements or to apply for a dog, click here. There is no cost to the recipient for the service dogs we raise, train, and place, or for the training we provide.
Many Hero Dogs volunteers who have adopted released dogs also volunteer with those dogs as therapy dogs. These volunteers serve thousands of area residents every month.
What We Do
Watch the video below to learn how service dogs can help veterans and first-responders with disabilities.