Operation Delta Dog is proud to announce that we are now a certified Veteran Ready Organization through the PsychArmor Institute!
Two Big Problems, One Great Solution
AN EPIDEMIC OF VETERAN SUICIDES
Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives in the United States...almost one per hour. These veterans serve their country and then come home to face the even greater challenges of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), or MST (Military Sexual Trauma) that can leave them debilitated, sleepless, and unable to cope. Massachusetts and New Hampshire are home to about 500,000 veterans. If Veteran's Administration estimates are correct, that means that about 20 percent of those, or 100,000, of our friends and neighbors are suffering with these invisible disabilities right now.
OVERFLOWING ANIMAL SHELTERS
Each year, more than 50,000 dogs wind up homeless in Massachusetts. Many of these animals are sweet-tempered and trainable, but there’s just nowhere for them go. The sad result? Nearly half of all shelter animals are euthanized.
Working with experienced trainers and positive-reinforcement methods, we rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts and New Hampshire shelters and breed-rescue groups and train them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI, PTSD, and MST.
Service animals are a practical and successful way to reduce stress, treat depression, and manage the panic attacks associated with TB, PTSD, or MST. Trained dogs, however, are in short supply. Very few service dog organizations focus solely on veterans, and even fewer utilize rescued dogs in their programs.
Operation Delta Dog wants to improve those odds. Our trainers find the very best canine candidates, pluck them from shelters, and train them for a new life filled with purpose and affection. Local veterans can participate in training without leaving their jobs or families and find relief from the debilitating symptoms of TBI, PTSD, MST and other challenges.
Would you like to support our efforts?
"Jake seems to understand what I need and when I need it. If it's feeling uncomfortable in public, he blocks for me. If I have anger issues, he comforts me. I have talked to more people in public in 2 years than I did in the previous 20!
Joe - Veteran Graduate
CONTACT OPERATION DELTA DOG
19G Clinton Dr, Hollis, NH 03049, USA