Restoring Lost Freedom & Peace Of Mind to
Wounded Veterans, First Responders & Gold Star Families

Our Approach

Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can help. Every stage of our process — from obtaining our dogs to placement with a hero — involves a vast network of support.

Our Approach

Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can help. Every stage of our process — from obtaining our dogs to placement with a hero — involves a vast network of support.

Candidates

We recognize the importance of placing the right dog with the right hero.

Our goal is to help a hero find the perfect assistance dog. We help wounded veterans and first responders and their families, as well as Gold Star families.

Rescue

Dogs Helping Heroes acquires dogs from local shelters and rescue groups.

We’re proud to have successful working relationships with the Humane Society of Oldham Co., Tier Haven, Shamrock Foundation & Southern Indiana Animal Rescue, Daviess County KY Animal Care & Control, Harrison County IN Animal Control & Shelter.

Training

Dogs Helping Heroes utilizes several different programs for training service dogs.

Some dogs receive basic manners and obedience training in the prison program, while the more complex service training for our dogs is conducted by professional dog trainers.

Apply

To apply for an assistance dog, please download and print our application.

To learn more about eligibility, required documentation needed, additional requirements,  and our process, click the button below.

Help A Hero
Your donations are essential to support the expenses associated with the care, training, placement, and outreach efforts of Dogs Helping Heroes.

Why Choose Dogs Helping Heroes

You will help restore the lost freedom of heroes in your community.

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Dogs Placed & Counting

Meet Our Teams

DHH assistant dogs have the power to transform not only the lives of heroes but of their families. View snapshots of just a few of the many transformations.

Meet Our Teams

DHH assistant dogs have the power to transform not only the lives of heroes but of their families. View snapshots of just a few of the many transformations.

From Our Heroes

“Cooper has given me a sense of purpose. He has given me the opportunity to help my brothers and sisters. He has given me the ability to meet and talk with others who have similar issues as me and understand what I am going through without judgment.”

- Jim Brown

“Dogs Helping Heros saves heroes. They give them their security and life back. In our case, they gave Trayce freedom and self-esteem.”

- Wendy Dickens

Trusted Partners

Thank you to our partners who have supported us and our mission.
Without this support, we could not help our heroes.

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