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RESCUE 22 FOUNDATION

Service Dogs for Veterans

America's Provider of The Best Trained Service Dogs for Veterans

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Our Latest Integration

On August 26th, 2021, Corporal Kelsee Lainhart was severely injured at the Kabul airport while fulfilling her duties as a Marine. Kelsee will have a long road of rehabilitation and recovery ahead of her. Her tenacity has inspired all of us at R22. Proceeds raised will directly support her service dog training, placement, and lifetime support of her service dog partnership.

Injured veteran hero shooting basketball sitting in wheelchair in medical room
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“The Rescue 22 Foundation provides the highest quality, task-trained service dogs in order to address the mental and physical health of our nation’s combat veterans.”

Did You Know?

It is estimated that over 30% of returning GWOT veterans have Post Traumatic Stress and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries. Nearly 1,600 veterans have returned as amputees and there are still more additional medical complexities such as seizure disorders, heart euthymia, and early onset of Parkinson’s.

Lifesaving Service dog Rex holding black backpack after training
Two Veteran Heroes on outdoor walk with lifesaving service dog
Veteran hero Gene meeting
Vet Hero in Hospital wheelchair with Service Dog beside him
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VETERAN SUICIDE RATE

Since 2001, the veteran suicide rate has surged by 35%.

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A DAY TAKE THEIR LIFE

As a result of Post Traumatic Stress and the significant challenges associated with

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Returned as amputees

And there are still more additional medical complexities.

OUR CORE VALUES
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QUALITY ABOVE QUANTITY
Legitimate service dogs take several months to train. A veteran depends on their k9 for life saving tasks and life improving services. From K9 selection to training to integration, quality is paramount throughout our program.
INDIVIDUALIZATION NOT MASS PRODUCTION
Resisting "scale" versus "the right dog for the job". K9s as a viable clinical resource requires a high level of individualization.
INFORMING BEST PRACTICE
Our partnerships with sponsored evaluation initiatives provide crucial data, moving the needle towards public funding for service k9s, as well as a deeper understanding of k9s as an alternative therapy.

Did You Know the VA does not cover the costs of a service dog?

The Rescue 22 Foundation will never take funds or ask a veteran to fundraise to cover the costs associated with receiving a service dog.