Hear what our clients have to say.
Service dogs save lives.
York saved my life both physically and mentally. If it were not for Hero Dogs teaming me with York, I’m not sure I would still be here today.
Trinity & Hero Dogs YorkService Dog Team
[My neurophysiologist] said that she can see a difference in my anxiety since I’ve gotten Amber. She said that Amber is a great distraction when I get overstimulated.
Robyn & Hero Dogs AmberSkilled Home Companion Team
[Client] has severe PTSD from war in addition to sexual assault PTSD and struggles with sensitivity to stimuli. The main goal utilizing Tahoe in session is sensory input. Tahoe provides an incredibly calming and centering presence for [client]. Weekly sessions with Tahoe have helped [client] regulate stimuli and adjust to movement and sounds around him.
Tova ZimmVictim Advocacy Manager, JCADA
Every day, we hear “this is the best part of my day” and “this is exactly what we needed” from staff and families. Bartley has become a formal part of the response team for staff support following a crisis.
Jamie GentilleDirector of Child Life Services, INOVA Children’s Hospital
Honor has been an important piece to working through and healing the grief that people are experiencing through the therapeutic, educational, and recreational support that she has provided to those in need.
Kim AlbertSenior Director, Clinical & Family Support Services, The Arc NCR
Just to let you know that Gracie has been a perfect dog. This week has been two funerals and a long visitation last night – 4 hours. My husband spoke today for my mother, and Gracie was perfect. You have done a wonderful job training and matching her with Mike.
Lucy H.Spouse of Service Member
He’s a good friend and partner who goes everywhere with me. More important, he forces me to think outside of myself, take on more burdens, and, in a good way, to push myself.
Luke & Hero Dogs IkeService Dog Team
Clients have commented that is easier to talk about difficult things with Chester in the room. He is warm and comforting and a pleasant distraction when the session gets hard emotionally. He makes clients laugh when he rolls on his back to be pet and makes noises when he sleeps. If there is a time when he is not at the office with me, clients always ask where he is.
Amy CohenLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I’m so proud of who Franklin is and what everyone has contributed. He changed my life. It’s something for me to take care of and something to take care of me.
Angelee & Hero Dogs FranklinService Dog Team
Mike & Hero Dogs Gracie
Service Dog Team
Angelee & Hero Dogs Franklin
Service Dog Team
Maddie & Hero Dogs Scruggs
Skilled Home Companion Team