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Operation Freedoms Paws

Rating: 4.98 stars   53 reviews 3,116

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777 First Street Pmb 515 Gilroy CA 95020 USA

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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Excellent experience for us and our two malamutes! We work out of state and have to rely on referrals for dog boarding. A veterinary office, with exceptionally good reviews, highly recommended Operation Freedom Paws for boarding.

The employees were very welcoming, kind and extremely knowledgable about dogs and service animals (I am also a dog trainer). Our dogs were calm and stress-free as we were given the tour of their facility.

After initially calling around to find expensive and not-so-accommodating kennel arrangements, we were very happy that Operation Freedom Paws let our dogs stay together and play outdoors a lot. They have good boarding prices and lots of activity for dogs.

Our dogs looked happy and very comfortable with employees - and not in a hurry to leave the facility.

Thank you!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the work done by OFP, both in person and through their web presence! Keep up the good work!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Operation Freedom Paws has changed our lives by providing the tools and support so that my husband can navigate his changed world. When you walk through their doors you feel as though you've found your second family. I have seen first hand the dedication, commitment and selfless giving that goes on by Mary and her crew every day - it is awesome and impactful.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Mary and all the other wonderful people at Operation Freedom Paws are saving lives of the 2 and 4 legged kind everyday! They truly care about helping others. We're so proud to work with this fanatic group!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

OFP's is actually right down the street from us. Our first experience there was at the Gala Fundraiser you just had about a month ago. It was amazing to hear what all you do there, how the facilities have expanded and what the future holds in the planning and development. We met some of the dogs and vets and we felt we wanted to jump right in and be a part. We hope to be a part of the volunteer gang soon!!

Diana & Richard Kaiser

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have multiple sclerosis and I am amazed with what Operation Freedom Paws can do with people. They add one service dog and lives are changed. I have found the more confidence I have in my dog, the more confidence I have in myself. Four paws, two feet, one team. Once I realized that I am not the team leader, the easier everything else was. If I am not sure what to do, I have learned to trust the dog.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Operation Freedom Paws is doing amazing work. As a civilian client, I have had the pleasure of training our family pet. During this time, I was able to witness the transformation of mind, body & spirit. Now as a longtime volunteer I have watched the program become a holistic model for the Veteran, their spouses and children. As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I understand the impact of PTSD I know that OFP’s mission is changing and saving the lives every day.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have seen firsthand the amazing work this group does. Like you hear in advertisements for other companies the value this organization brings to both individuals and the community is "priceless". I am and will continue to be an avid advocate and supporter for Operation Freedom Paws!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Jack Kerouac once alluded to life as being more crucial in the "how" rather than the "why" we live our lives. Mary Cortani has solved this puzzle; that, the meaningfulness of life is what we impart to it; that, it is in the giving that one receives. In 2013, after more than 40 years, I made an appointment at the VA in Palo Alto. The doctors there determined that I had the classic symptoms of PTSD. Symptoms, I thought, were normal. Enter Operation Freedom Paws. Thanks to this fine organization and its staff of dedicated volunteers, I'm learning a new normal. All of a sudden, my focus and attention revolved around training and caring for my service dog. Distraction therapy? Brilliant, Mary Cortani! It has been 9 months of training and my life has undergone a palpable metamorphosis; a metamorphosis from the "why" to the "how" I live my life. Thank you, OFP, for saving my life.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

As veterans return home, they face numerous obstacles as they transition back into civilian life. Operation Freedom Paws provides a safe and unique opportunity to help make the transition from military life to the civilian life a little easier.  The very special therapeutic canine-human relationship helps folks get back out in their communities and begin to view their future with renewed hope.

We have followed OPF for years and last May we had the pleasure of meeting and working with the team at Operation Freedom Paws, we were so impressed with their operation and everyone we meet.  Chocology is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with, Operation Freedom Paws, to give you an opportunity to help veterans and/or those with disabilities. For every Fat Ass Fudge order that you place using the code FREEDOMPAWS, Chocology will donate $1.00 ($2 for every order of $50 or more) to help a veteran get the dog s/he needs to empower them in moving forward in life. ChocologyUnlimited.com

 
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