Hero Team of the Month (June) Steve & Harley My name is Steve Curry and my dog’s name 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. From 2014 to 2016, I volunteered as a committee member of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. Our goal was to build a monument to honor Gold Star Families at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery across from Ft. Knox. The monument was dedicated in September 2016. Harley is [...]
Hero Team of the Month (May) 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 help of his wife, Lindsey, they found DHH.Around the time that John was connected to DHH, Zakk was found lost in Oldham County. Tier Haven rescued Zakk and eventually sent him to Duffy’s and Dogs Helping Heroes to begin his Journey as a Service [...]
Hero Team of the Month (April)-John and Cash John Wells, a Navy Corpsman who was transferred to USMC at Camp Lejeune where he completed combat training. After combat training he then went to the Naval Hospital in Key West for 6 month before he was sent to Vietnam. John was deployed in November 1967 where he served as a combat corpsman for the 1st Marine Division.After Vietnam John was stationed at The New London Naval Hospital in New London, Connecticut. John was matched with Cash almost 4 years ago, at a time where he [...]
In 2018, Dogs Helping Heroes went through changes and we now have 5 different committees to help serve the hero teams and the organization, as well as new board members.The new committees are intended to streamline the organization and allow more people to get involved.The 5 committees are:The Hero Recruitment Committee will help to create awareness of Dogs Helping Heroes mission to military, first responder, and Gold Star communities.The Hero Application Committee will work with veterans through the application and interview process until the dog and hero are matched.The Fundraising Committee will generate revenue through [...]
Join us April 6th for the Annual Dog Walk and new this year a 5K Run. Details on the flyer. Register at the link below: https://leadershipsi.org/nexgen-dog-walk-2-2/ *All dogs must remain on a leash at all times during the event. *Each participant is required to clean up after their dog.