GREAT DOG RESCUE NE (GDRNE)
About Great Dog Rescue NE
We have a very special connection to this organization as it's where our own rescue was adopted from! Piper, formerly named Dollop, is a GDRNE alum, adopted in May of 2016. The featured picture is the first image we ever saw of Piper, and the one that made us know she was meant to be ours! She has brought so much joy and happiness into our lives and we have nothing but love for this amazing team! If you are in the New England area, be sure to check them out if you are searching for a new addition to your family!
"Great Dog Rescue New England (GDRNE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, shelterless, all-breed rescue group headquartered in Massachusetts. Our group is comprised of volunteers from all over New England who love dogs and want to help those that end up homeless through no fault of their own.
Loyal and loving dogs turn up every day in New England and Southern shelters, as owners turn them in or they’re found roaming the streets after being dumped.To the best of our abilities, we evaluate all of our Great Dogs’ temperament and suitability for living with other dogs, cats, and children.
A dog’s health is checked, and we make sure they are up-to-date on all shots and are spayed or neutered. Then, we place them in loving foster homes until they find their very own family. Our goal is to meet the needs of each dog as an individual and to assure proper placement in a loving forever home."
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OPERATION DELTA DOG (ODD)
About Operation Delta Dog
"Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives in the United States...almost one per hour. These veterans serve their country and then come home to face the even greater challenges of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) that can leave them debilitated, sleepless, and unable to cope. Massachusetts is home to about 400,000 veterans. If Veteran's Administration estimates are correct, that means that about 20 percent of those, or 80,000, of our friends and neighbors are suffering with these invisible disabilities right now.
More than 50,000 dogs wind up homeless in Massachusetts. Many of these animals are sweet-tempered and trainable, but there’s just nowhere for them go. The sad result? Nearly half of all shelter animals are euthanized.Operation Delta Dog was founded in 2013 as a way to tackle both of these problems at the same time.
Working with experienced trainers and positive-reinforcement methods, we rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts shelters and breed-rescue groups and train them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD.
Assistance animals are a practical and successful way to reduce stress, treat depression, and manage the panic attacks associated with TBI and PTSD. Trained dogs, however, are in short supply. Very few service dog organizations focus solely on veterans, and even fewer utilize rescued dogs in their programs.
Operation Delta Dog wants to improve those odds. Our trainers find the very best canine candidates, pluck them from shelters, and train them for a new life filled with purpose and affection. Local veterans can participate in training without leaving their jobs or families and find relief from the debilitating symptoms of TBI, PTSD, and other challenges."
- Quote and image are from www.OperationDeltaDog.org -