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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Jim 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. Jim was becoming quite a shut-in, avoiding the general public at all costs, until Sully came to ...

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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 sponso...

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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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Trayce and Tomi

Trayce is our first Gold Star Family placement. Trayce is the nephew of Sgt. Michael Cable. Michael was killed in Afghanistan on 3/27/13. He was 26 yrs. old when he passed. Trayce has an unknown disease that causes him to have mitochondrial dysfu...

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Ira and Drake

Ira served 38 years in the US Army, he had several deployments.He worked with the Special Operations Command.He was a quality assurance officer overseeing all training for Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Military Intelligence. Drake...

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Larry and Reese

My name is Larry, I had the pleasure of serving my country in the U. S. Army for 4 years and the Indiana National Guard for 8 years. During my time on active duty my unit deployed for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. I do not co...

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John and Zakk

John was medically retired from the US Army. Coming home and adjusting to civilian life proved difficult for John and he started having difficulty with depression and severe anxiety. As John struggled to adjust he sought out support and with the h...

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Joe and Stewert

From 1994-1998 I had the honor of serving in the United States Marine Corps.I was stationed in Camp Pendleton, California, Banger, Washington, and Okinawa, Japan.Shortly after returning home I began working for the Department of Corrections where ...

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Steve and Harley

My name is Steve Curry and my dog’s is Harley. I am a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran and a retired police officer. Harley was a rescue dog from the Humane Society of Oldham County. Harley is always by my side. He helps me with anxiety and depression...

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Matt and Preston

Matt served his country in the Marine Corps.He is married with two children.Matt had no real plan for re-acclimating to civilian life and did not realize how his tours in Iraq truly affected him.His challenges include but are not limited to anxiet...

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Nick and Zoey

Nick served in the Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013. In 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was attached to an Artillery battery that was tasked with a provisional infantry mission. He enjoys spending time w...

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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

Not much is known about Duddy’s first year of life.He was rescued by Adopt Me Pet Rescue and was placed in their Paws Behind Bars program for basic obedience.During his time in the prison program it was found that he had the qualities to be traine...

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