We also had a great time at Rockfish Grill-Champions on December 18th for their community fundraiser!
Thank you so much to everyone who kindly donated to us on #GivingTuesday. In total we raised $1010 to support the care, training and transitioning of the next two dogs we are working with and further our monthly Group Program!
We are so appreciative of all of our supporters, THANK YOU!
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a national day dedicated for people to support the Nonprofit causes they care about. We hope you will give to The Rescue for PTSD to further our mission of adopting rescue dogs and training them to become service dog partners for Military Veterans suffering with PTSD.
We are currently working with our third service dog and already have our fourth dog identified and ready to start work in early January. We hope to be able pair 4 more service dogs with their Veterans in 2020 and are so excited that our monthly group program is so popular as we can help more people at once! We currently have 6 members in our group program and are waiting on applications from 7 more Veterans who are interested in joining!
On #GivingTuesday Facebook and PayPal waive their service fees so 100% of your donation goes to your Nonprofit organization.
Thank you so much for your generosity, we could not do this without you!! Please continue to check our FB and Instagram pages to see your funds at work as we share the progress of our teams often!
We were so happy when Hailey’s Veteran Jason arrived on September 26th for the transition training and it was love at first sight for the two of them! It melts our hearts to see how bonded these two were from the word go (literally!)
Jason & Hailey had a very busy day on Friday getting to know each other: breakfast, a therapy visit, a training session, a well deserved nap for Hailey, dinner and then a group lesson with Sam. Hailey was a very good girl and showed Jason all her skills!
Saturday was another great day of training for Jason & Hailey, she absolutely knows her job! Jason worked hard to get to know all of Hailey’s commands and she was already becoming in tune with his voice and listened well. Agility class, brunch, and an outing to the store in the morning, a BIG nap for Hailey, then out again in the evening to work on commands and some dinner. Everyone was pooped!
On Sunday, Hailey was officially adopted by Jason and were on their way home! We were all a mess, but are so happy for both Hailey & Jason. We could not have asked for a more perfect partner for her, and a more loving family for her to go to. Once Hailey & Jason made it safely home and she was very excited to meet her new canine, feline & human siblings. Luckily, everyone got along great! We wish her, Jason and their family the best of luck in their new life together!
We had a milestone start to September! We had our 6-month check-in with our first service dog Tuve and her Veteran Jeff! She is doing an amazing job with all of her training and taking great care of Jeff. The word is she literally goes everywhere with him, and he is now more comfortable going everywhere because he has her! He is sleeping better at night with her at his side, and they spend hours together with her in his lap on the recliner getting brushed! We could not have found a better match – for both!
While Jeff and Tuve continue to enjoy their lives together, we were busy finishing training with our second service dog, Hailey. Hailey will be transitioning to her furever home at the end of the month. In preparation for that special day(which you can read more about here
), we arranged meet & greets with available dogs from Chip N Snip and Adopt a Rescue Friend (AARF) Houston rescues as we continue our search for service dog in-training candidates.We would like to thank the volunteers for helping us arranging these meetings. It is so great to have such wonderful groups to partner with!
We also welcomed two new Board members, Mike and Sarah! Mike will be our new Vice President while Sarah will be our Director of Communications. To learn more about Mike and Sarah- check out Our team page.
We held our second Monthly Group Lesson and could not be more excited with how it went! We welcomed Brad & Bella and Brianne & Reign to their first lesson with us, and were thrilled to see Beaux & Lady as well as Andrew & Anubis. All the dogs did a great job with their specific tasks and everyone had a great social outing, such well behaved pups we work with! Stay tuned for the progress of all our amazing dogs as they work their way towards STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen status!
Happy Birthday Hailey!!! Our little girl had her 2nd birthday on August 2nd! No better way to celebrate than with fun friends. She also continues to work on her service skills, she went out to brunch and was a perfect lady staying under the table, out of the way, with great manners the entire time!
It’s official, Hailey had a big month as she took (and passed) the AKC Canine Good Citizen test! Hailey is doing so well we think she is ready to transition to her Veteran! Jason is coming to Houston to meet and train with Hailey the end of September, and then she will be going home to her new family!
We hosted our third monthly group lesson and welcomed Andrew and Anubis to our training family. We also held our quarterly Board meeting and welcomed two new Board members. We are getting ready for our annual Fall Fundraiser! More details to come!