Welcome to The Rescue for PTSD! We work with local Houston-area rescues to adopt abandoned dogs, creating opportunities for them to become service companions for Veterans in forever homes through extensive obedience work, socialization and task-oriented training. Our primary service is a Training Program that consists of our Trainers keeping dogs in their homes and training them until they are ready to be a service dog and are paired with their Veteran. We also offer a Monthly Group Program for local veterans to self-train their dogs with guidance from our training staff.
Our dogs (and their Veterans) remain part of The Rescue family for life. After adoption, the Veteran is required to have a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and then yearly check-ins to make sure the team is doing well, get assistance with any further training, submit yearly health records for the dog, and hopefully participate in Rescue events as a success story! Every dog has their own webpage on our site and we will keep it updated with news and pictures of them and their Veteran Partner’s adventures!
We are excited about our new Partnership to pair LSF Veterans in need with the amazing canines sponsored by The Belles of Houston! If you are an honorably-discharged Veteran diagnosed with PTSD and feel a service dog will improve the quality of your life, please fill out the Introductory Application Form below. A Representative from our Organization will contact you to continue the conversation about a potential partnership with one of our service dogs.
This list gives an idea of the type of service tasks that our dogs could be trained to perform for their Veteran Partner.
Do you think you are ready to adopt a dog? Take this online quiz to see how good you are at reading dog behavior and body language.