SAVING LIVES, CHANGING LIVES
We rescue "at risk" shelter dogs and place them into our obedience training program. Our mission is to train them to become the highest quality service dogs (at no cost) to military veterans. Our focus is on the many veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)
We also provide temporary housing and care (including veterinary support) for the dogs of military veterans while they participate in health care programs.
WHAT DRIVES OUR MISSION?
The number of veterans and service members who have died by suicide since Sept. 11, 2001 is more than quadruple the number who have died in Post-9/11 wars, according to a new study released by Brown University’s Costs of War project. Service Dogs are trained to identify each veteran’s unique stressors and perform tasks that directly disrupt escalation of symptoms, thus enhancing their quality of life. Our Dogs will CHANGE LIVES!
Stars and Stripes Dog Rescue was created to honor our son, Dustin Aimes, who passed away on October 16, 2021, while serving in the U.S. Air Force. His legacy will shine on with every veteran and rescue dog life saved by Stars and Stripes Dog Rescue.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with 100% of donations going to the care, training, and maintenance of the dogs.