What we offer

Progam description

Our program is exclusively for US Military Veterans who are lonely, suffering from depression, or who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or physical disability.

 

Veterans:

  • Complete a brief screening process to determine their specific needs.

  • Choose their dog ONLY from animal shelters and rescues.

  • Work intimately with Vets To Vets United, Inc. trainers weekly to custom train dogs to accommodate specific needs of the Veteran. 

  • Are required to participate in weekly training sessions with their dog.

  • Train future veterans and their companions.

  • Are required to donate time back by participating in facility maintenance at all levels.

  • Agree to occasional visits from Vets To Vets United, Inc. staff/volunteers for evaluations.

 

Benefits:

  • Provide our heroes with much needed companionship, unconditional love, and service.

  • Enable veterans to live more independently with dignity and purpose.

  • Reduce medical visits and cost due to PTSD, TBI, loneliness and depression.

  • Reduce rate of violence and suicide by reducing stress and providing unconditional love and companionship.

  • Promote exercise to improve and prevent health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and arthritis.

  • Significantly reduce the number of sheltered dogs euthanized by providing them with a safe and loving home.

 

 

Services 

Vets To Vets United, Inc.:

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

  • Provides free training for veterans and dogs

  • Partners the veteran and animal with local veterinarians for veterinary care at a

  • significantly reduced cost for the life of the animal

  • Organizes fun and educational animal-related tours and activities

  • Participates in community service projects and events

  • Conducts animal visits to local veteran transitional housing facilities

Vets To Vets United, Inc.

732 Ninth Street Box #595

Durham, NC 27705

ph:  919-683-1360

fax: 919-683-1360

alt: 919-452-8745

tmorris@vetstovetsunited.org 

2017 Dr. Terry Morris

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