Every year in the United States, 3.3 Million dogs enter into the Shelter System due to being either lost, abandoned, neglected or surrendered.  Of those dogs, only 25% will be adopted into new homes, and almost 700,000 will be needlessly killed. 


Through proper education, spread all across the country, this can change.  We can substantially increase the adoption rate, decrease the number of dogs being killed in shelters each year, and set up both dogs and shelters for success.  But it is going to take an army, and we need your help!

Our Mission

The goal of the Helping Vets Helping Pets project is to teach our Nation’s Heroes how to be our Shelter Pets’ Heroes. We aim to teach our Veterans to be professional Dog Trainers, with the mission of them being able to take it back to their community, help implement programs in their local shelters educating the staff/volunteers on proper training, understanding and communication with dogs using positive, force-free methods, and increase the chances of successful adoption for all shelter pets.

We are currently working on a permanent home, dedicated to giving back to our Military Veterans and Shelter Pets.  A place where veterans would live, learn and play in a secluded, tropical paradise for a 4 week program, learning how to be a dog trainer... All-Inclusive!  But we need your help to achieve our goal.

Our program offers veterans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a full dog training and behavior education, while living in paradise. They will gain hands-on experience working with dogs every day, and working with the local shelters and humane society, as well as enjoying themselves in the tropical sun. But not only will our veterans be getting a chance to relax and enjoy themselves with no worries for a while and gaining the skills to help save the shelter pets in their community, they will also be earning their Dog Trainer Certification and learning how to build a successful career working for themselves.

We are a private program, ran solely on our self-funding and the generous gifts from individuals.  Every gift we receive, whether big or small, helps towards making a change.  We need to raise $600,000 in order to purchase and set up the property, and run the program for the next 10 years.

There are tons of ways that YOU can help out.  From simply sharing our story with your friends and family on social media, to buying a shirt at our Merch Store.  Everything helps.

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Are you are Military Veteran who would like to be considered for the program?

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