Courage Service Dogs is dedicated to assisting those with post-traumatic stress disorder in their work towards independence and a more fulfilling life. We train our service dogs to specifically counter the debilitating effects of PTSD and tailor that training to each individual recipient’s needs. Potential recipients must have acquired PTSD as a direct result of their military service or during their employment duties as a law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency services worker.
We do not donate our dogs, but instead donate their services to the recipient. In order to continue in our program, recipients must actively cooperate and participate in our recipient program. If not, the dog may be removed from the recipient and placed with another qualified recipient. If the recipient follows the program without incident, the dog will be donated to that recipient at the end of the dog’s working life, which is approximately 8 years.
If you are interested in becoming a recipient through our program, please download our recipient materials below or contact our Recipient Program Director, Erin Dietz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to carefully read through the recipient documents and complete the qualifications checklist to make sure you meet all of the requirements for our recipient program.