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Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. We have 5 staff members and more than 100 volunteers committed to the success of our mission. 
Hero Dogs, Inc. provides service dogs to Veterans who:

  • have served in any branch of the uniformed services in any era; and
  • have received an honorable or a general (under honorable conditions) discharge; and
  • have a disabling medical condition (does not need to be service-connected); and
  • have been released from all service and reserve obligations; and
  • have met all Hero Dogs’ requirements for application into the program, applied, and been accepted into the program; and
  • have successfully completed all required Hero Dogs training and certification requirements.

There is no cost to a Veteran for the service dogs we raise, train, and place, or for the training we provide.


Katie Carroll

Location Brookeville, Maryland
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Disabilities
  4. Dogs
  5. Mammals
  6. Military
  7. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  8. Service animals
  9. service dog training programs
  10. therapy and service dogs
  11. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  12. veterans