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Book: Heroes of the Heart

Follow the journeys of wounded veterans who seized a second chance at life offered by service dogs. Since Vietnam vet Bill Brightman founded Service Dogs for Veterans, more than sixty-three military men and women have graduated and regained dignity, healing, and normalcy through the program. Vets and dogs train together for months until each pair becomes an inseparable team with new purpose in life.     - src: sallyhursey.com

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Assessment. Recovery. Healing.

For some, the battle is not over. The sights, the sounds, the smells still haunt the minds of many of our Nation's Heroes.

We at Service Dogs for Veterans are providing a new battle buddy for these brave men and women to help them cope with the pain of loss, the nightmare of memory, and the loneliness of survival.

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Growth Journey

Healing walk for

all Veterans

We rescue shelter dogs selected for the individual training needs and lifestyle of the Veteran. In 8 months we graduate loyal working dogs and confident, skilled handlers, and out of pocket costs for the Veteran are modest due to the generosity of private and corporate donors.

Our Recent Graduates

Our goal here at SD4V is to build strong Veteran and Service Dog Teams that will have a positive impact on the Veteran's quality of life.

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Jennifer & Addie

Jen served our country for 6-1/2 years in the United States Marine Corp as a Helicopter Mechanic/ Maintenance Controller.

With Addie as her Service Dog, life has completely changed for the better. Going out is not the daunting exercise it had been.

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Sidney & Tank

Sidney began his military service in June 1986 when he joined the United States Air Force.

Sidney credits Tank and SD4V for his improved health, because Tank gets him out of the house. He spoke of his Veteran friends in other states whose lives could be much improved if offered the same program.

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Steve & Barrett

Steve served 6 years in the US Navy as an E-5 Boiler Technician with multiple deployments in the North Atlantic.

Steve has a newfound way to connect and help other veterans going through the program.

With the help of People

We help Veterans write new chapters of hope.

SD4V is grateful for the commercial establishments that allow us to conduct our Public Access training. At the top of this list is Cabela's, JD and his team have been a huge help. They not only allow us to train, they provide the space to have our graduation and conduct post-graduation interviews. Thank You!

We are grateful for other local merchants: Lowe's, Target, Kohl's, TJ Maxx & Walmart.

They allow our Service Dogs in Training to practice.

Our Veterans Say

Testimonials from graduates, supporters, and those helping change Veteran lives.

"The program and Liberty have empowered me. Before her, I had to have people with me in order to be able to go out. Now I can go alone with Liberty by my side and I am more productive at work. Before I had to be strategic about everything, getting gas, going to the store, going outside even. But no more. Now I am free to just do whatever or go wherever. Freedom. IT's a powerful thing."

DeAndria "Andi" Hardy

US MARINE VETERAN

Our Partners

Unselfishly giving to honor those who have given so much.

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Help give a Veteran the quality of living and future they deserve.

SERVICE DOGS FOR

VETERANS

To complement the traditional treatment for Veterans with PTSD, TBI, and MST, by training them and a dog to become highly effective ADA Compliant Service Dog Teams.

WHERE WE WORK

P.O. BOX 965
Taylors, SC 29687

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