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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a donor to Operation Freedom Paws. Their mission is a win-win for everyone: For the dogs they rescue and the clients whom they help, all are given a chance at a better life because of the work they do; some would say life-saving. Unlike other organizations who provide a service dog, the matched client-dog pair train together which is both a great educational experience and forges a strong bond between the dog and client as they work together as a team. This is a wonderful organization. I've followed them for years and can't say enough nice things about them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a community member, most of the organizations I support financially (and VERY selectively) are civil rights-oriented. Because of my experience with members of their staff and volunteers, I have made an exception for OFP. The professionalism and dedication of the staff and volunteers is amazing and the impact they are making to the lives of these special animals and OFP's human clients is life-changing and inspiring.

I am grateful that OFP is doing this important work and will continue to support them financially. I hope that you'll consider doing the same.

2 Mike54

Donor

Rating: 4

I am a disabled veteran with a service dog that did a little training at Operation Freedom Paws. Their program was very similar to the program where I obtained my service dog from, only bigger in scope. My dog and I had no problem blending in with the Operation Freedom Dog training routine. There were over two dozen dogs and handlers in training and the program went very smoothly. The only down size was just that size ... more space would sure be a benefit to a program that provides priceless support and encouragement to disabled veterans.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a disabled veteran. I have vision, hearing, mobility, and balance issues as a result of my military service. The VA physical therapist indicated that I needed the cane for mobility, but using it was destroying my shoulder and there was nothing she could do to prevent that. I was very fortunate to obtain a service dog to replace the cane. Not only did the service dog ameliorate the slowly disintegrating shoulder, but the service dog learned to assist me with my blind and deaf left side and damaged cerebellum. In other words, the service dog helped restore a quality of like I lost 30 years ago as a result of my military service. This program is A+ and truly benefits America's veterans.