Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans and individuals with disabilities to restore their freedom to live life.
Through a special therapeutic canine-human relationship, all veterans and individuals with disabilities live an enriched life and engage in their communities.
Core Values: Our RECIPE for success!
|Respect:||We honor differences without judgement or prejudice.|
|Empathy:||We are sensitive to each individual’s emotions and experiences in order to provide a safe environment.|
|Community:||We are a collective of individuals with shared goals, achieving a common purpose.|
|Integrity:||We are genuine and authentic in all that we do.|
|Perseverance:||We overcome daily obstacles and barriers to achieve our full potential.|
|Excellence:||We exceed expectations in all that we do.|
What We Do
Founded in January 2010, Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches dogs with individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress (CPTS) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs.
We train the individual to train their own dog, and then certify them together as a service dog team. Most of the dogs come from rescue shelters. Each is then matched to a specific client’s physical and psychological needs. There is no charge – all we ask is a commitment to complete the 48-week training program.
This unique opportunity enables our clients to feel safe and secure, and to manage their day-to-day lives. The very special therapeutic canine-human relationship helps them get back out in their communities and begin to view their future with renewed hope.