*Dog Tags and Tails has no direct affiliation with the below organizations and accepts no liability for any of their actions or misconduct.*

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SERVICE DOG ASSISTANCE

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 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.

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Valor Service Dogs

Valor Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 wounded veterans regain their independence, return to civilian life, and maintain successful partnerships through the training and placing of mobility assistance and PTSD service dogs. In addition to aiding their veterans in community reintegration, both physically and psychologically, Valor Service Dogs brings awareness and education to the general public on service dogs, their training, and the laws that allow service dogs to be active members of society. Florida based.

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Puppy Jake Foundation is dedicated to helping  military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs.  We are proud to select, train and place only the best-performing dogs with these deserving  men and women. Iowa based.

 

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K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post- traumatic stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. Florida Based.

 

 

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Dog TAGS Program

To Train, assist, guide, and serve veterans who have been diagnosed by the Veteran’s Administration (VA) with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and/ or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) through the operation of a service dog program. The training session consists of a support group where the soldiers/ veterans have the opportunity to share in a group setting with a social worker and then trains their dogs to become their own service dogs.

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To help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence. New York based.

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 Mutts with a Mission is a non-profit organization that trains veterans and Wounded Warriors and their dogs as Service Dog teams in order to return the independence they sacrificed serving our country. Virginia Based

 

 

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Nestled on 71 acres in the heart of hung country in Baltimore County, Maryland, Wellspring of Life Farm, Inc. is dedicated to providing active duty military members, veterans, first responders, teens, and their families with an outdoor rural environment to facilitate healing through the use of equine and canine therapies.

 

 


 

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families,  helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing  ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000  rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists  veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually.  In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors.

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Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

Pleural Mesothelioma-Military veterans,
especially ones who served in the U.S. Navy,
were unnecessarily exposed to asbestos
during their service, placing them at risk for
developing pleural mesothelioma. Learn more
about how veterans were exposed and benefits
that can help today.

Effective Dog Training made fun and easy. VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS. Therapy / Emotional Support/ Battle Buddy Dog training. Harford County, Maryland based.

MCVET provides short-term and long-term housing that supports a variety of situations our beloved Veterans may find themselves in. The housing services range from Day Drop In Facilities, Emergency Housing, Transitional Housing, and Single Room Occupancy.

 

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Wish Upon our Stars:

Do you know someone who is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury? Have you lost a family member or friend to this disease? Are you, yourself, suffering from PTSD? Please share your story and help those suffering from PTSD reading this to know that they are not alone. We appreciate their service, their dedication, and their lives. It is with their bravery that we have been blessed with our freedom. Make a wish for those still serving and shining bright from afar. Make a wish for those fallen and twinkling in the sky. Make a wish for the shining stars that have sacrificed for our freedom. Contact us at info@dogtagsandtails.com to make YOUR wish…


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Wishes for our Shining Stars

My wish is that our veterans feel supported upon their return, that they reunite with their families, find employment and live HAPPY, productive live. I want our veterans to know that Americans appreciates their service and sacrifice and are forever grateful.

Merri Cage, Bel Air MD

I wish for those returning home to find peace with what they saw overseas. I am thankful for their fight and what they endured for our freedom. But I pray they can seek solace in the support of their loved ones and the community. Their sacrifice, their family’s sacrifice, to our country, is respected by so many. I wish for love, peace, and honor to those who have served. Thank you!

Anonymous, Aberdeen MD

Thank you for your service, a great and selfless act.

Heather, Reisterstown MD

Thank you for your service. We in the USA certainly appreciate you keeping us safe. My hope for all of you is to be safe and come home safe to your families.

Gerri- Baltimore MD

My wish if for all veterans to find the peace and security that they give the citizens of the United States.

Ellen, HDG MD

Thank you so much for your service. We really appreciate the sacrifice you have made for our country. I wish you the best of luck. Thank you.

Katie, age 13, Baltimore MD

My wish is for anyone who is suffering from PTSD to find the voice they need to get help, so they can lead the happy and healthy life they deserve. We still miss you, Lindy.

Mandy, Bel Air MD

Thank you for your service and please come home safely to enjoy a safe life in the Great United States.

Pam, Airville PA

I am so very thankful for your service. I pray for all of the soldier’s every day. There are not enough words to say. Thank you. God Bless.

Ursula, PA

Thank you for not letting bad people come into us.

Dylan, Age 9

You’re Awesome and Brave!

Diana, Maryland

Dear Soldiers, My family and I appreciate your bravery and service for our country. Stay safe and we will be praying for all soldiers.

-Anonymous

Dear Soldiers, I hope you take any of these wonderful dogs [warrior dogs] to help you serve. I would love to thank you for everything youve done for our country. You are really brace to go into war.

Colin, Maryland

Thank you, Hero. We are always praying for you. My daughter is in the air force and husband retired army.

-Anonymous

Thank you for your service to our country. My name is Ethan. Im 9 years old and Im a cub scout. Please stay safe and get home soon to your family.

From Ethan

Dear Hero, Thank you so much for your service! I greatly appreciate what you do for our nation. My goal for when I get older is to be a Physician Assistant for the veterans! So work hard! Because I will have your back when you need the service

Chantel, preteen,Maryland

Dear brace men and women. Thank you so much for protecting people and helping people and being nice to people. We are proud of you. We hope you get to see your families soon. They must miss you very much.

Love, Levon (3 years old) and Zora (doggy)

Thank you for saving us.

Hailey, age 8

Thank you for fighting for our contry.

Anonymous, age 5

Thank you for fighting for the United States of America and risking your life.

Breann, age 9

Thank you for fighting in the war.

Ryan, age 7

Thank you for fighting for us.

Evan,age 9

Thank you for helping me.

Cameron, age 4

Thank you for keeping us safe. You make me smile. I love you and our country.

Cami, age 4

You are the best for keeping us safe.

Alyssa, age 3

Thank you Hero… for keeping us safe, and our country too.

Malik, age 3

Thank you for keeping us all safe. You make me and my family feel so special. I love you.

Addison, age 4

You’re the best. We love you. We wish you lots of love.

Abigail, age 4

Thank you for protecting our country.

Charlie, age 5

Thank you for keeping our country safe.

Roman, age 4