Canines With a Cause is a non-profit organization with the mission of helping shelter dogs find homes by training them to work as companion, therapy and service dogs for veterans in need.
A Pentagon study found that one in four veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression or anxiety. Up to 31% of soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan experience depression or PTSD that can affect their jobs, relationships and daily lives according to a new study by army researchers.
Meanwhile, more than three million healthy, adoptable animals will be euthanized in shelters this year.
Canines With a Cause brings shelter dogs and returned veterans together. Vets benefit from the healing companionship of the dog and shelter dogs’ lives are saved by finding loving homes. Working with the dogs and training them to help others has proven to be very beneficial to veterans.
We also have an adoption program for those dogs who would rather just be a family companion than a working pooch. We call these dogs our “Diamonds in the Ruff”, since we know they are all precious jewels. Most of our dogs were on death row at one time for no reason other than they had the bad luck of ending up in a crowded shelter.
Canines With a Cause is dedicated to the mission of creating public awareness and emphasizing how dogs and other companion animals enrich our lives.