There are 22 veterans that commit suicide every day.
A Companion Dog’s primary function is providing companionship. A dog that does not work, providing only companionship as a pet, rather than usefulness by doing specific tasks. Being walked, fed, groomed and played with redirects the hero’s focus from their troubles to that of the dog, helping the Hero regain a sense of purpose. This leads to the hero in becoming active in his or her community.
- Active Duty Military, Reserve, and National Guard
- Military Veterans (Honorable Discharge ONLY)
- Law Enforcement (Retired and Active)
- First-Responders (Retired and Active)
- Military Spouses and Children (Children ages 2-18 years old ONLY)
- Gold Star Families (Surviving Spouses and Children ages 2-18 years old ONLY)
Our Program provides:
- Full reimbursement of adoption fees if the dog was not adopted prior to applying for our services (once the Hero is approved by our team, he or she has 30 days to adopt a dog)
- All dogs receive cost-free training with the Hero and are certified to obtain the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Certification (Companion Dog), or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Service Dog).
- A care package.
- Six (minimum) scheduled follow-up meetings while in the program and three after graduation.
- Processing of the Hero’s request for a Service Dog, to include identification of the Hero’s needs and the determination of the appropriateness of the request.
If you are Active Duty Military, Reserve, National Guard, Military Veteran, or First-Responder and require additional services that C4H does not provide, please visit the National Resource Directory.