Life Changing Service Dogs For Veterans

A collaborative effort between Veteran’s Cable Services, Inc. and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. to provide service canines to veterans who suffer from physical disabilities or cognitive challenges resulting from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Our Mission

Too many veterans commit suicide. The Veterans’ Administration estimates that 22 of our brave heroes commit suicide every day. Focusing on that number, our goal is to provide service dogs to 22 veterans. It takes two years to fully develop a service dog – including food, veterinary care, and over 1,500 hours of training. Those development programs cost approximately $22,000 per dog.

Our goal is to reduce those 22 veteran suicides a day down to zero.

 

Funds Raised for Service Dogs

Total Funds Raised for Service Dogs 198000$
Mutt Strut Funds Raised 202000$
OUR GOAL = 22 DOGS = $484000 484000$

I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for Camo and the different non-profits that supply these dogs.

Tom Cannon, first Pennsylvania Veteran to receive a service dog from Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

Our Success Stories

Richard Steinberg&Kira-NatGeo

Richard and Kira

Richard was a military dog handler in Vietnam. “Since my divorce, Kira has become the center of my life. It’s because of her that I have a reason to get out of bed in the morning Kira and I volunteer at the Bay Pines VA Hospital Outpatient Information Desk as well as participating in numerous VA functions.”

Reach more about Richard and Kira on our success stories page.

See Us In The News!

By Sarah Arbogast

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- Tom Cannon was visiting New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. He watched as the World Trade Center towers collapsed.

“I knew at that point I wanted to do something,” said Cannon.

Tom is an emergency responder and jumped in to help. It was in those horrific days after Sept. 11 that he decided to become a soldier.

He joined the military and it wasn’t long before he was deployed to Iraq. There, like so many servicemen , he witnessed devastation, destruction and death . . .