Tuesday, June 05, 2018

US Kennels

I have been volunteering my time with US Kennels in Salisbury, Maryland. I was introduced to Chris Hardy, Executive Director, and we immediately hit it off. I have always enjoyed 'training' my dogs but I'm no pro. Chris is a pro, and an excellent teacher, I believe in his program. Anything associated with dogs, especially rescues, and giving something back to our Veterans is a win win for me. Check out US Kennels at the following two links.

US Kennels on Facebook
U.S Kennels Incorporated
Some info on US Kennels...
U.S Kennels Incorporated is a 501(c3) non profit organization. We provide trained service dogs, as well as supplies, to our combat wounded veterans who suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injuries and affiliated physical disabilities. Our program is available to deliver free support to our veterans while at the same time saving lives of shelter dogs waiting for someone to give them another chance at life. Every veteran will be helped to find a dog which fits their personality and disability.

A dog will be rescued, rehabilitated, trained in advanced obedience, and advanced medical tasks. Our program is created in such way that everyone wins, multiple lives are saved. Veterans lives will greatly improve with the medical assistance and by the healing power of their new canine partner.

After the veteran has been accepted into the training program, the next step is to define the tasks, and skills needed to best assist the veteran with his/her disability Veterans are being scheduled to meet with the trainer, so can he understand their needs, and begin to identify potential dogs in the shelters which might be suitable. All the dogs match with veterans based on strength level, temperament, the Veteran’s needs, personality, and life style. Once the dog/dogs who meet the requirement are identified the process of adoptions begins followed by the obedience training.
I hope you will take the time to check out the home page and feel free to donate to a worthy cause.

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