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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: Alpha Bravo Canine™ obtains, cares for, trains and then donates service dogs for disabled veterans.

Target demographics: U.S. military veterans

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia and surrounding areas

Programs: Alpha Bravo Canine™ obtains, cares for, trains and then donates service dogs to disabled veterans.

Community Stories

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lots of people talk about how difficult the transition back into civilian life is for our veterans. My wife and I were looking for ways to help. Alpha Bravo Canine is one organization that doesn't just talk. They help in a concrete tangible way. Helping this organization has been a rewarding and humbling experience. When you hear a veteran say from his heart that his service dog literally saved his life it makes it all worth it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a US Marine combat Veteran with PTSD and I was having a lot of issues with my symptoms causing me to miss time at work and putting me at risk of being terminated if I could not get things under control. After seeing "To Be Of Service" on Netflix, I figured a Service Dog is the one thing I had not yet tried as it pertains to treatments, as I had literally tried everything else. After applying to Alpha Bravo Canine I was contacted by Jennifer who helped me through the process. After about 8 months, Jennifer had me come in and meet my future Service Dog, "Cooper". Jennifer told me that day, that if I decided to move forward with being paired with Cooper and becoming certified, I would "never be alone or abandoned in this process and would forever be a part of the Alpha Bravo Canine Family"... I can honestly say she wasn't lying. During my training with Cooper, I felt not only the bond growing with him, but also with Jennifer herself and the ABC team. I literally call Jennifer my "second Marine Mom" and truly look at her as such. Cooper and I have now been together since August of 2020, and we are inseparable. He is literally my best friend, he takes care of me, and I him, and my PTSD symptomology has decreased significantly. None of this would be possible without the amazing and committed work of Jennifer Green, her trainers, puppy raisers, volunteers, and those who donate and support Alpha Bravo Canine. I can say without a doubt that Alpha Bravo Canine changed my life, and they will continue to change the lives of many veterans to come as long as they are operating!

-Sgt. Mike Rocco Howard USMC (MedSep)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jenn Green and her team are amazing people who are guided by their grateful love of our armed forces. I signed on as a puppy raiser for those same reasons. It is a life changing experience for all involved. It is a ton of work raising and training the dogs and there are moments that can be overwhelming. But! When you see a veteran receive his dog it is all worth it. The bond that the vet and dog share is so beautiful. You did not just give them a beautiful pet but an actual lifeline. Thinking of how these dogs help the men and women who make sure I can lie my head down in safety makes me feel extremely grateful for Alpha Bravo Canine. God Bless America, our service men and women and God bless Alpha Bravo!

1 Lisa Van S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So proud to be a puppy raiser for this organization. We LOVE Lando our SDIT. We are totally supported as we go through the training process with this pup!! This has been an amazing experience for our family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can not say enough good things about Alpha Bravo Canine. As a puppy raiser for ABC I get to see Jennifer's hard work and dedication to these dogs and their future Veterans. She spends countless hours on teaching us the training that is needed to successfully bring these dogs to service dog status. She carefully matches the Veteran with the dog that will ultimately change the quality of life for the Veteran with combat related disabilities all at no cost to the Veteran.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is an organization that provides fully trained service dogs to veterans with disabilities at absolutely no cost to the veteran. The dogs are home raised and loved by volunteer puppy raisers that work with Jennifer with her expert training and guidance for up to 2 years and then donated to the veteran they have been matched with. A true life changing experience for all.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is such an honor to be part of ABC ! Jenn is an amazing trainer who selflessly gives her time and experience into guiding her puppy raisers in training these wonderful dogs into becoming a real life changer for a veteran in need at no cost to the Veteran.

3 Allyson Stone Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m so honored to be raising a puppy for ABC. Jenn is guiding us through the training and I know our sweet pup will be a life changing blessing for a veteran.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is a wonderful, selfless organization that pairs deserving veterans with well trained service dogs. These dogs enhance and improve the lives of their vet. This organization has allowed my entire family to be involved in the raising and training of two of these remarkable dogs. It is a rewarding experience that we are proud to be a part of.

Sharon W.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a beautiful group of people doing a great job working with pups and veterans!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ABC buys, trains and then donates dogs to help veterans with PTSD resume a full and active life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Aloha Bravo Canine has been a dream come true for my Dad and our family. There are not enough words to describe how amazing this organization is. The amount of time and love they share and brings others is truly a blessing. Seeing my Dad suffer from PTSD for such a long time with no positive changes it almost seemed impossible he would ever become happy again and learn to cope, until ABC entered his life!
Jen and the entire staff at ABC are truly miracle workers!
Oscar has only been in my Dad's life for a few short months but what a difference he has made. My Dad is happy, motivated and smiles again!

Thank you Jen and the ABC staff!!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteering for the last 3 years with Alpha Bravo Canine has been an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience. The work that goes into training each of these dogs along with constant fundraising and reaching out to the veteran community is done by a dedicated 'family' that selflessly give up their time.
There is no reward greater than seeing a veteran with an ABC dog and hearing that our dogs have changed their life!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer 'puppy raiser' for the last year with Alpha Bravo Canine I cannot express enough what a wonderful organisation this is!
The volunteers in this nonprofit work tirelessly to give Veterans a dog that will change their life. The work that goes into training the puppies (and training them in the correct way) through to fund raising is constant, the dedicated group of individuals that make this happen are amazing!

1 Kerry L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. It's a win/win, for the dogs and vets. The vets were highly trained to do a job and the dogs are highly trained to take care of them. Truly a wonderful--and very powerful--organization. Well Done, Alpha Bravo Canine!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I begin? I guess at the beginning. Over two years ago my youngest daughter told me about Alpha Bravo Canine and the wonderful program of training service dogs for vets suffering with PTSD. I blew her off because I did not need help. I could handle it on my own, after all I am a Marine......wrong......I could not handle it myself, I needed a friend. Along came my buddy Oscar. I cannot express in words what Oscar has brought into my life. He is at my side and his ability to know when I am having a difficult time is such a comfort to this old Mud Marine. Jen and her puppy raisers are unbelievable. So much of their time is devoted to the dogs. Working with Jen I can tell she is not in it for the business but she just loves what she does. Jen is truly an angel on earth. Thank you Jen for allowing me to be paired with Oscar.

2 Alicia K.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is doing a tremendous job in changing the lives of veterans. With heart and mission-driven leadership, the entire ABC organization from volunteers, to puppy raisers to partners goes the extra mile for those who have served. A worthy organization inspired to change the conversation about veteran health, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and provide highly-skilled service dogs in a personalized way to support area veterans.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is dedicated to supporting veterans suffering from mental health affliction through the use of trained service dogs. ABC’s highly-personalized approach ensures that each canine-vet pairing is geared up for success.

1 Colleen Toohey- J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo is a great organization that purchases, fully trains and donates service dogs to combat veterans changing their lives. The compassion the organization shows towards veterans and the love and care of the dogs for up to 2 years is undeniable.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is AWESOME. Jenn and her amazing staff are some of the most giving and loving people around. They truly love what they do and love the families they help! They have helped my Dad is more ways then I can say!
Their commitment to veterans and their families is unparalleled. It goes beyond just a dog and a owner. They work tirelessly to find the perfect match for each veteran.
Thank you to Jen and everyone at Alpha Bravo Canine for their hard work and dedication. We now have Osacr who is a PERFECT addition to our family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a puppy raiser with this organization is the most rewarding feeling. The dogs are dedicated and the training given them by Jenn, co-founder of Alpha Bravo Canine, is unmatched by far. This nonprofit is very well organized, with attention given to every need of the pups.
Peg Houck

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family is a puppy raiser and has been involved with the program for 1-1/2 years. The dedication of Alpha Bravo Canine (ABC) to veterans and their needs is commendable. The organization is all about giving back to the Vets with PTSD or permanent brain injury. The program is extensive and the dogs are trained and nurtured by the puppy raising family and ABC. Our puppy can fetch pill containers, put pressure when needed, close cabinet doors, and been on many outings with the family. When it's time to turn our pup over to a deserving vet, I know we'll continue with the program because it's what we do now. I admire Jennifer Green for the support she gives to each and every puppy, family and Vet.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization providing fully trained service dogs to veterans with combat related disabilities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is a great organization that purchases,trains and then donates service dogs to combat veterans that suffer from disabilities related to their service. It takes a lot of time and dedication to do what this organization does for our deserving veterans.

2 Cindy K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization was born out of a need and an opportunity to help. I have been involved from the beginning and have witness first hand the transformation that the service dogs bring to their veterans.
The dedication of this organization is nothing short of amazing, I am proud to play a small part.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Selflessness by definition is "concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own."
This is the basis for everything at Alpha Bravo Canine.
In two short years this organization is making a mark not only on the lives of veterans but on the community. With one dog already in service, five in training, and waiting on three more, Alpha Bravo Canine is just getting started.
It's a labor of love for the founders and the dedicated volunteers. I'm proud to be involved!

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1 Paul Houck S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is truly making a difference in lives of every veteran that they work with. Providing fully trained service dogs to veterans is really making a difference in their lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost 2 years ago I was looking for a way to give back to the veteran community and I found Alpha Bravo Canine. This organization goes above and beyond to provide trained service dogs to veterans with PTSD,TBI, and other disabilities. As a puppy raiser I see first hand the good that Jen and everyone in the organization is doing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo has helped so many with PTSD in there training of dogs! It is greatly appreciated!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are puppy raisers with Frisco.
I am proud to help this organization because of its mission to help vetetans in need to improve their quality of life.

3 Betty Cox C.

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about Jennifer and her amazing organization ! She works tirelessly by purchasing, training and donating service dogs to veterans with PTSD , TBI and resulting disabilities .It can take up to 2 years and $30,000 for the extensive training for these dogs . I am honored to know Jennifer and be a witness to the life changing experience she gives to our deserving veterans!

1 Missy C

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This would be my fourth year volunteering for Alpha Bravo canine. What an amazing group of people to have the pleasure to work with knowing I'm helping veterans out there, that will make a difference in the lives of a veteran. Giving back to Veterans is sn amazing feeling, and a rewarding job! Thanks to the alpha bravo team for making a difference in this world!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you ever wanted to feel fulfillment and something so rewarding and helping two aspects, of a dog's life and a veteran's life! I have been volunteering for 3 years and it's such a pleasure to learn so much about service dogs and how they help veterans with PTSD it's a pleasure working with Jenn Green CEO of alpha bravo canine! Please volunteer if would love to learn more and experienced so much more helping others!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group of people who do this from their heart. Changing lives of disabled veterans with service dogs

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine was created to assist local disabled veterans by donating fully trained service dogs to a veteran in need. Lives are being changed through these dogs!

2 Joan B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is doing a great job for our veterans with the service dogs that are trained and given to deserving veterans with PTSD, TBI and other disabilities. Jennifer does a great job with her training of the dogs - no wonder she was voted Best of Bucks for dog trainers!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit is the only one in the Philadelphia area that trains service dogs for
veterans with PTSD, TBI and other disabilities and gives the service dog free of charge
to that veteran along with one-on-one training.

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2 zelda118

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is the most incredible organization. It is executed with a sincere love and admiration for the vets who receive the dogs. The dogs are lovingly cared for by selfless volunteers who help to raise and train these amazing animals. Alpha Bravo Canine provides these dogs free of charge which is beyond amazing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is one of the most important nonprofits in the region. Founded by Jen Green the organization raises and provides service dogs to former military with PTSD. Jen is hands on with the training and every aspect of this organization. It costs upwards of $30,000 to $50,000 to purchase and raise a puppy before it is ready to be a service dog and Alpha Bravo does this at NO cost to the recipient. A genuine kindhearted founder who loves and respects the military and dogs alike. ANYTHING that can be done to raise funds for this organization should be done. It is REMARKABLE!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a part of an amazing team by changing the lives of veterans through the assistance of their service dog to allow them to live the life that they deserve is the most rewarding part of the organization

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Donor

Rating: 5

Training and donating service dogs to disabled veterans. Peer support offered and life long commitment from the organization to the recepient!

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1 Clare M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that does so much to help our servicemen who have keep us safe!

2 TheMurdocks

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Becoming puppy raisers has been one of the most rewarding ways for us to give back. This program goes to great lengths to educate its volunteers, puppy raisers, and general public on what it means to raise and train a service dog. Not only does this program provide great service dogs to veterans in need, but they do it at no cost to the veteran. This takes a huge financial burden off of the veteran already in need of life changing assistance. To see these dogs learning and growing into their full potential is truly gratifying to know that we had a small part in enriching a veteran's life.

3 Emily J.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine truly exemplifies what a non profit should be. Every decision that is made is for the good of the veterans and for the dogs who are being trained to support them. Founder, Jennifer Green works tirelessly to ensure the right dogs are brought into the program, that the right families are helping to raise and train the dogs and that each veteran will find their perfect support companion. Alpha Bravo Canine knows that our veterans have given enough, and that it’s time to give back to them. The entire team is always working so hard and really making a difference in the more than deserving lives of the veterans they work with.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization to help our veterans with matching them up with dogs to help them in their everyday lives

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm seeing what Alpha Bravo Canine does for our veterans who are struggling with PTSD.

2 Linda Lieberman W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are so dedicated to raising the right dog for the right veteran. Such a labor of love!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

AlphaBravo Canine is a best-in-class non-profit organization. They strive when it comes to living their mission fully to truly support their cause.

As a former Puppy Raiser and foster mom for a fully graduated service canine, I can absolutely attest to the dedication and support the leaders of this organization give to their supporters and families driving their mission home.

We are forever huge supporters of Alpha Bravo Canine and the truly transformational work they are doing.

2 Lisa L.7

Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is an amazing nonprofit organization. At the helm is an even more amazing person. Jenn is one of the most passionate, loving and caring people that I have ever met. She gives this organization her all and her generosity has touched many people. Lives are changed when a service dog is matched with a person in need and the best ones are trained at Alpha Bravo Canine.

2 Julianne G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is the REAL DEAL! They’re an amazing non profit with a phenomenal mission and they yield fantastic results.

2 Michele K.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Barvo Canine is a standout among organizations that help veterans. I can't say enough good things about Jen and the rest of the crew. Their mission is so important and really worth any size investment/donation you can make in it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great organization doing great things for our veterans! Jen is a wonderful Trainer & is an amazing talent!

3 Jennifer Carroll L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Truly proud to be part of this wonderful organization and watch puppies that I have bred and co-bred go on to give back to Veterans who gave so much to us... Thank you Alpha Bravo and Jennifer G for all you do... The Lynneville Family... Jennifer and Richard Carroll

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with Alpha Bravo Canine is only good. This organization is tops, helping pair veterans with ptsd and other situations with amazing trained dogs to make their life livable and complete. Hats off to these guys, gals and pups!

3 Lynn McCash M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had gone to a couple fundraisers for Alpha Bravo, then started raising raffle baskets for their fundraisers. During the course of speaking to different companies for donations I met a woman with PTSD. She had a dog donated by Alpha Bravo. Listening to her story made me realize how important Alpha Bravo is to veterans. Her life was forever changed thanks to this special companion. Not only does Alpha do an amazing job, but they are truly needed by so many. I now help at booths, fundraisers, any way I can. What Alpha Bravo does is life changing and more valuable to veterans than you can ever imagine. I'm so proud to be a part of something so extraordinary.

4 src1166

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The amount of sweat and time poured into this organization is amazing!! I'm proud to know Jennifer Green and her amazing son and crew! Amazing work and amazing people!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing people working for a great cause! Proud to support Alpha Bravo Canine. They work incredibly hard to make a real difference in the lives of so many.

2 Elwood K.

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent non-profit, they really care about the veterans they’re able to help.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo is a great organization!!! Great trainer with awesome dogs!!!

5 rossaroni14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is an extraordinary organization that supports veterans. As a volunteer of the organization , I can attest to the positive impact that ABC has had on veterans and service dogs. ABC is committed to providing fully trained service dogs to our veterans in need of a service dog.

3 Christina T.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am proud to say some of our Labradors are part of the alpha bravo canine family. As a reputable breeder I can honestly say the updates have been wonderful and Jennifer is an excellent communicator. I would recommend alpha bravo canine as a service organization to have your dogs part of.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Jennifer is an amazing trainer whose dedication to vets & dogs is an inspiration. I'm proud to support this organization

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine does what it takes to help our Soldiers in need. Second to None. Great Staff.

4 Marguerite Bock M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To coin a phrase "we are in this together" has never meant more to me.

Alpha Bravo Canine has enriched my life through the opportunity I have been given to raise a puppy for a Veteran with combat related injuries. Alpha Bravo Canine is to be commended for the great work they do in preparing raisers to properly train the pup in their care to be ready for a Veteran.

2 Judymarie B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome. They fully train the puppies by utilizing puppies raises and the veterans to ensure success.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful program that trains support dogs for veterans, and does not charge the veterans for the fully trained support dog! Many programs sort of train the dogs (many are poorly trained) and charge the veteran a fortune for a "partially trained dog". This program underwrites all of the costs, including 2 years of training so that the dogs are properly trained and can support a veteran who has a wide variety of support needs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about Jenn and the Alpha Bravo Canine team! She has tremendous insight into dog behavior and training, as well as the needs of our returning disabled veterans. These veterans can have their lives wonderfully changed with the help of a trained service dog!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jen and her son Kevin have founded such an amazing organization to give back to veterans. I have worked with Jen on many occasions to assist with training the service dogs as well as my own dog. She is extremely knowledgeable training the dogs whether they are a service dog or just a family pet. It is amazing to see how moods and attitudes change when being around these wonderful dogs. They serve a great purpose to those who have given their all!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is an amazing nonprofit that helps our equally amazing Veterans. As a mom of a Marine Corps Veteran, Jenn the Director of Training, knows that just because our soldiers come home, it does not mean that their fight is over. Sometimes, our warriors have an even tougher battle to fight and an enemy that they cannot fight on their own, this is where Alpha Bravo Canine comes in. Through the vigorous training that these dogs go through, not only with Jenn but also with their amazing Puppy Raising families, these dogs learn how to be a hero for our heroes. Veterans are matched with dogs to make sure that it is the right fit and then their Services Dogs go through even more training to tailor their skills to the specific needs of the Veteran that they will be serving. To make this even more incredible, this is all done with no cost to the Veteran. Please donate and help us help our heroes who so clearly need and deserve it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a beautiful non profit. Jen and her crew work so hard for the veterans who have come home from serving. She puts her all into training these pups and won’t let them go unless they are a perfect match. She not only is saving lives but making the lives of our veterans so much better. Thank you Jen, we appreciate everything you do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is a caring and compassionate organization. They provide a much needed service for our men and women who have served our country. The service dogs receive excellent training from Jennifer Green and are raised in loving homes during training. These wonderful animals are provided free of charge to veterans. I donate to this non profit because it is way of saying "thank you" to our veterans.

5 Rick K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PTSD is a serious problem in the United States and Alpha Bravo Canine is doing a great job to bring service dogs to those Veterans in need for PTSD and other brain related injuries.

5 Cathy M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine is a Philadelphia non-profit foundation that helps our veterans with PTSD and TBI . I'm so thrilled that Jennifer Green has the heart and training ability to help our veterans, you will never know what these veterans experience daily from PTSD and TBI. These service dogs know what to do to help their veteran have a better life and they are always there to help them through the hard times. Thank you Alpha Bravo Canine and Jennifer, now our veterans will have a GREAT FUTURE.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Bravo Canine has given me one of the best rewarding opportunities, I could ever ask for! by volunteering with on hands training with the dogs one on one, learning the skills it takes to train a service dog from Jennifer Green. all the time & effort to train a service dog and dedication it takes is amazing ! All that Jen does for the vet and there dogs is immeasurable and so honorable of her to run a nonprofit such as Alpha Bravo Canine! I'm honored to have the pleasure of working with her knowing a service dog will be placed with a veteran that suffers with TBI & PTSD! A big thank you to Alpha Bravo Canine for all that you do for our veterans! I salute you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Trajning service dogs and helping veterans, it doesn't get much better than that! Actually it does, there is no charge at all for a disabled vet. Alpha Bravo Canine offers so much and asks for nothing in return.