Mission: Create a sustainable and replicable program that engages veterans throughout the U.S. to train dogs from high-kill shelters as cost-effective service, emotional therapy and companion dogs.
Results: Since our inception in September of 2010, we have placed 165 dogs in loving homes.
Target demographics: Shelter Dogs, Veterans and Children suffering with PTSD
Direct beneficiaries per year: 95 dogs, 71 Veterans
Geographic areas served: Utah
Programs: Assessment and placement of shelter dogs for Veterans and others in need of a well trained companion or emotional service dog. Free training program and support for those adopting through our "Train the Trainer Program". Dogs are also "pre-trained" in the Utah State Prison with inmate trainers.
Free adoptions and support for seniors wanting senior dogs and cats.
My involvement with Canines with a Cause has been virtually since the beginning. The work and effort produced by this organization is so underrated they definitely deserve any accolades coming their way. The lives they save and impact from both a human and canine point of view are truly remarkable. Cathy King is amazing, as well as all the volunteers, board members and everyone who make the organization what it is.