Meet Our Teams

Our service dogs have the power to change the lives of heroes and their families. Dogs Helping Heroes has placed these service dogs with injured heroes, and the results have been amazing. We’d like to share the heartwarming stories of a few of the canines that were transformed from rescue dogs into service dogs, transforming the lives of heroes.

Bill and Kinkade

Meet Kinkade, a five year old lab mix. Adopt Me Bluegrass Pet Rescue saved this boy from a situation in Ohio. Kinkade ended up in the Paws Behind Bars program and completed further training at Duffy’s Dog Training Center before coming to me. ...

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John and Chet

John served in the Army with the 24th Infantry Division where he was deployed to the Middle East for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. John's duties included Recon and Security and was awarded the CIB for engaging in combat in Iraq and Ku...

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Mike and Bronx

Bronx is a 6 year old German Shepherd Dog with an amazing story. Bronx was a rescued service dog for a Veteran, Brent Casey, who had Bronx for 3 years. Brent was able to recover enough from his PTSD, with the help of Bronx, that he felt Bronx wou...

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Jim and Samson

Samson was roughly 1 year old when he was found wondering in the woods of Oldham County. He was emaciated and in need of a good bath. Even though Samson had a rough start he was a happy, friendly furry kid that loved to be petted! Samson was re...

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Justin and Cleo

Cleo is a one and half year old Belgium Mallinois that was obtained through a breeder that could not place her as a working police dog. Cleo's sweet and friendly disposition was bred for service work! Justin and Cleo make a great team and we have ...

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Bruce and Kilo

Bruce served in the US Army and currently resides in Indiana with his wife and 3 children. He found that his PTSD was causing him to be irritable and anxious and he was having difficulty in large social settings. He came to Dogs Helping Heroes h...

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Skyler and Lyric

Skyler is a Staff Sergeant in the US Army currently on recruiting duty. He is an Infantry combat veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, a Purple Heart recipient, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge recipient. He has served in two deployments to Afgha...

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Darren and Hoss

Darren served in the Army and Army National Guard. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was a gunner that did combat patrols and security patrols. He is married to Laura and between them have three children, Thomas, Travis and Jacob. Darren li...

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Ryan and Jeano

Ryan was medically retired from the Coast Guard. His medical issues included anxiety and severe agoraphobia. He still has difficulty leaving the house and this not only affected him but also his wife and daughter. From the first day he was plac...

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James and Sully

Sully was an owner surrender who lived outside with his brother in a 4 x 4 pen. He is a graduate of Camp K9 with the Humane Society of Oldham County.

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Dustin and Geri

Meet one of our new Hero Teams in training Dustin and Geri Geri is a black lab/retriever mix who is approximately 2 ½ years of age. He was rescued by Adopt me Bluegrass Pet Rescue and graduated from the Paws Behind Bars program. He was spon...

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Bailey and Whiskey

Bailey is a receptionist at a small animal clinic. Her passion is working with animals and doing what she can to help other military veterans. She has a talent for understanding all walks of life and doing her best to help anyone and everyone sh...

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Julie and Wyatt

Julie was born and raised in Kentucky. She joined the Navy in 1985 and was stationed in Orlando, NAB Coronado and Pensacola. She was honorably discharged in 1992. She then worked in factories until she had a stroke in 2013. She has 5 siblings ...

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Jay and Lexie

Lexie, along with her sister Kylie, are approximately 2 years old. They were found wandering around Oldham County. The Humane Society of Oldham County rescued these 2 young ladies and then enrolled them in the KSR Camp K9 program. In September o...

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Chuck and Kylie

Kylie, along with her sister Lexie, is approximately 2 years old. They were found wandering around Oldham County. The Humane Society of Oldham County rescued these 2 young ladies and then enrolled them in the KS Camp K9 program.In October 2016 Kyl...

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Gloria and Lizzy

Lizzie was originally placed with another hero, after a few months he found that he did not need a service dog and when he chose to move out of state we placed Lizzie with Gloria. Lizzie has helped Gloria in many ways both emotionally and physica...

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Mark and Ginger

Meet Ginger. Ginger was found wandering the forests of Harrison County Indiana. Her first year of life is uncertain. Southern Indiana Animal Rescue took her in and found her a foster home. She was then introduced to the organization Dogs Helping...

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John and Cash

A Second Chance at Life Johnny Cash (“Cash”), a black lab, had been abandoned in a back yard and was living in deplorable conditions. When found by Piece of My Heart Rescue, Cash was living in a makeshift crate with no water or food in sight. Weig...

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Thomas and Duddy

A Rough Beginning Not much is known about Duddys first year of life. Before being rescued by Adopt Me Pet rescue, he was observed to have a very active and loving temperament. He bonded with the Adopt Me rescue staff immediately, calmly allowing t...

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