In the News

June 9th, 2015 The Morgan Hill Times Freedom Fest 2015 filled with patriotic fun
June 8th, 2015 ABC Channel 7 News Veterans Show Off Service Dogs at Peninsula Humane Society
April 10, 2015 PRLog(Press Release) Operation Freedom Paws Founder Mary Cortani Selected as Nominee for National Jefferson Awards!
April 7, 2015 KSBW Central Coast residents honored at 2015 KSBW Jefferson Awards
April 7, 2015 The Californian Six earn Central Coast Jefferson Awards
March 25, 2015 Los Altos Town Crier Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center
March 22, 2015 94.5 KBay Radio Interview with Sam Van Zandt about PTSD and veterans
February 4, 2015 Los Altos Town Crier 100 Women Charitable Foundation schedules dinner to disburse $172.5K in grant funding
January 26, 2015 PRLog (press release) Learning Services is proud to be working with Operation Freedom Paws
January 23, 2015 Pet Health Network Operation Freedom Paws: War Veterans Connect With Amazing Dogs


December 12, 2014 PRLog (press release) Operation Freedom Paws is Beneficiary of Whole Foods Blossom Hill Community Giving this Wednesday!
December 8, 2014 Morgan Hill Life Operation Freedom Paws gives veterans, dogs new hope
November 25, 2014 The Western Edition: San Francisco Honoring our veterans with exhibits and city services
November 11, 2014 Western Edition San Francisco Making a Difference: Operation Freedom Paws
November 11, 2014 Telemundo Operation Freedom Paws ayuda a veteranos que sufren de estrés postraumático
November 11, 2014 KION Local group uses [service dogs] to help local veterans
September 25, 2014 PRLog (press release) Operation Freedom Paws Canine Education Center is Opening its Doors!
September 23, 2014 Bay Area News Group Soldiers’ Return is Focus of Series
August 14, 2014 PRLog (press release) Operation Freedom Paws and DreamPower Horsemanship Partner to Help Veterans
July 3, 2014 CNN CNN Heroes Update
April 21, 2014 Gilroy Dispatch Hispanic youth spurred into philanthropy
April 3, 2014 KION Operation Freedom Paws Helps Local Vets with PTSD
April 3, 2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel Presentation Explains Role of Service Dogs
March 6, 2014 Gilroy Dispatch South County residents urged to lend a helping paw
February 24, 2014 Al Jazeera America Deciphering Dogs: Psychiatric Service Dogs
February 14, 2014 San Jose Mercury News New service dog for San Jose veteran after loss of beloved Lobo


November 3, 2013 Global Animal Service Dogs Help Veterans Heal (Video)
September 23, 2013 KMTV The Better Part – Operation Freedom Paws
August 22, 2013 San Jose Mercury News Lobo, service dog for wounded San Jose veteran, found dead, group reports
April, 2013 Townhall Magazine Honoring the Leaders Among Us
February 28, 2013 On the Move, Services & Canines for PTSD Vets
January 4, 2013 Gilroy Dispatch City to honor local dog trainer


December 3, 2012 Gilroy Dispatch Mary Cortani still a ‘Hero’ in Gilroyans’ eyes
December 2, 2012 CNN CNN Top 10 Hero: Mary Cortani, Community Crusader
November 23, 2012 Gilroy Dispatch CNN, “Glee” actress visit Gilroy’s ‘Hero of the Year’ finalist
October 24, 2012 Los Altos Town Crier Operation Freedom Paws : Veteran, canine bond holds healing power for both
August 22, 2012 Gilroy Dispatch,
Morgan Hill Times
Local dog trainer should be ‘CNN Hero of the Year,’ supporters say
June 8, 2012 CNN Man’s best friend helping war veterans heal
May 26, 2012 California Bowler Gives Back to Veterans
February 27, 2012 Union Democrat
(Sonora, CA)
Program pairs canines with suffering former servicemembers
February 16, 2012 Gilroy Patch Mary Cortani, An American Red Cross Hero


November 11, 2011 Gilroy Dispatch Best friend for a military vet
September 21, 2011 YouTube Napa County Red Cross Heroes 2011: Mary Cortani Animal Category Hero
May 29, 2011 Napa Valley Register Service dogs help war vets find the path home


October 6, 2010 Gilroy Dispatch A veteran’s best friend