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What We Do

Rescuing dogs and serving veterans with veterinarian services provided by partner veterinarians. Improving and saving lives, one veteran and one dog at a time.

Our Mission

We pair military veterans with rescue dogs to help with mental or physical disabilities in order to enhance their quality of life.


We deliver our mission through four strategic offerings:

  • Addressing

  • Training

  • Coaching

  • Sharing

A woman sitting down with a dog wearing a service vest standing with their paws on her shoulders
A dog laying down wearing a service dog in training vest while wearing a graduation mortar board hat

Our Purpose

Too often veterans are struggling with loneliness, depression, post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and other emotional or physical disabilities.

Founded in 2012, Vets to Vets United, Inc., is a Durham, North Carolina-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our local veterinarians and volunteers work to provide service, therapeutic, and emotional support rescue animals, along with free or discounted veterinary care for veterans. 

In addition, our service also reduces the number of animals euthanized at the local animal shelters. This is important because North Carolina has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country.

Our Services

​We provide U.S. military veterans who are lonely, suffering from depression, or who have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, or a physical disability with the following services:

  • Unite veterans with companion, therapeutic, and service dogs from local shelters and rescue organizations at no cost to the veteran

  • Provide free training for veterans and their dogs

  • Partner veterans and their dogs with local veterinarians for veterinary care at a significantly reduced cost for the life of the animal

  • Organize fun and educational animal-related tours and activities

  • Participate in community service projects and events

  • Conduct animal visits to local veteran transitional housing facilities

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