Since 2012, WBF has provided service dogs at no cost to veterans who suffer the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual assault, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Since its inception, WBF has placed approximately 65 service dogs with individuals and agencies. In 2018, WBF identified a way to expand the impact beyond the original model of 1:1 warrior-canine matches. WBF began training facility dogs to be placed within the psychological services or counseling offices within military-related agencies, K-12 schools, and other nonprofits.
Warriors' Best Friend strives to impact the community through two vital programs, Operation Homestead and Operation Schoolhouse.
- The Operation Homestead project provides trained rescue canines to military base units, or with chapters of the United Service Organization (USO) or Red Cross for the benefit of military service members and their families.
- The Operation Schoolhouse project provides highly trained canines to schools to help calm and support students who have experienced trauma, are in crisis, or who have specific needs.
Our facility canines provide a lifetime of assistance and companionship. Funds raised through our corporate sponsors make it possible for Warriors' Best Friend to rescue and train more homeless canines so that more establishments can receive the facility dog they desperately need as quickly as possible.