Canine Guardians' main goal is to raise, train, and place specially trained dogs with PTSD veterans and their families at NO cost to the veteran. We also provide these trained dogs to disabled veterans, first responders, children and adults with physical disabilities, children with cancer, and diabetics.
By the time our service dogs meet their person, they are already completely trained with anxiety alerts. And they’ve learned other tasks, such as turning on lights, opening and closing doors and drawers and retrieving dropped objects. Ultimately, the service dogs will assist their veteran partners not just with anxiety alerts, but also with the whole healing process, providing constant companionship that supports the journey to recovery.
Our service dogs help assist with:
What are the emotional benefits of having a dog?
Currently, the VA does not provide service dogs for physical or mental health conditions, including PTSD. VA does provide veterinary care for service dogs that are deemed medically necessary for the rehabilitation or restorative care plan of Veterans with permanent physical impairments. If research supports the use of service dogs for PTSD, VA will provide veterinary care for such dogs. Read more information on VA and service dogs.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals as a nonprofit and improve conditions for PTSD Veterans and people with disabilities. Your generous donation will fund our mission to provide service dogs.
PO Box 5313 Napa CA 94581
Can a simple donation really make a difference in a person’s life! You bet! Ask any of our grateful service dog recipients (See Testimonials), they will tell you it has been a LIFE CHANGER!
Here are 9 reasons why donating is good-
1. Experience More Pleasure
Donating money simply makes you feel better, which is something we can all benefit from.
2. Help Others in Need
When you donate your money, you help others who need it.
3. Get a Tax Deduction
If you give to an IRS-approved charity, you can write off donations on your tax return. Donating your cash is a great way to reduce the amount of money you send off to Uncle Sam, and for a good cause, to boot.
4. Bring More Meaning to Your Life
Any donation makes an impact! and can infuse your everyday life with more meaning. If you've been stuck in a rut, whether personally or professionally, sometimes the simple act of donating cash can do the trick and reinvigorate your life.
5. Promote Generosity in Your Children
When your kids see you donating money, they're much more likely to adopt a giving mindset as they grow up.
6. Motivate Friends and Family
By giving, you can stoke passions in the folks around which is a very positive and tangible effect of your own giving.
7. Realize that Every Little Bit Helps
Dollars add up and they all Make a difference!
8. Improve Personal Money Management
If you set a scheduled $100 donation each month , that can motivate you to be more attentive to your own finances. AND, see next section below to see if your company will match your donation!
9. Give, If You Can't Volunteer
This might not necessarily be a positive effect of charitable giving, but if you're too busy to volunteer or can’t imagine being a puppy parent, then giving money is the perfect workaround. Writing out a check is a simple way to show you're willing to help others in any way you can.