Hero Dogs places service dogs with veterans and first-responders in the greater Washington, DC area. We also place skilled home companion dogs with veteran and first-responder families, and facility dogs with qualified clinicians.
A service dog helps a person with a disability achieve independence. The dog reduces that person’s reliance on other people by doing tasks that the person cannot do without assistance. Hero Dogs trains dogs to assist veterans and first-responders with physical disabilities, mobility limitations, hearing loss, and psychiatric disabilities. To learn more and find out if you are eligible to apply for a service dog, click here.
Skilled Home Companion Dogs
Skilled home companion (SHC) dogs are well-trained pet dogs for people with a wide range of physical or psychological challenges. SHC dogs have had extensive socialization and training and can utilize their special skills to provide support within the home only. Hero Dogs provides SHC dogs to veterans or first-responders, or to family members of these heroes. To learn more or apply for a SHC dog, click here.
Hero Dogs places facility dogs with qualified clinicians or staff members in residential or health care settings. The dog “works” full-time at the facility with staff to achieve specific treatment or program goals through animal-assisted therapy. To learn more or apply for a facility dog, click here.