Paws and Stripes

Paws and Stripes is a nonprofit​​ organization providingservice dogs​​​ for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury throughintegrating service dog training and education with mental health support.

​We help veterans​​​​​​​​​​ so they can live the full and rich lives ​​​​​​​​​​they deserve.

Our dogs come only from local rescues​​​​​​​​​​. Our service dogtrainers​​​​​​​​​​ teach the dogs and the veterans as a team​​​​​​​​​​.

These dogs are not pets, they are service dogs with the complete protection and rights granted by the American with Disabilities Act.

Our program is funded through generous grants and donations​​​​​​​​​​ from people like you. Our veterans are never obligated to pay​​​​​​​​​​ a penny​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ of the program's costs to enroll.

Nonprofit Paws and Stripes™ provides service dogs for wounded U.S. military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The dogs come only from shelters, and highly trained service dog trainers work with the veteran/dog teams. We believe in training the veterans and dogs together.

Any veteran from any war knows the suffering involved with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And now with so many men and women returning from the Middle East, the number of veterans in our country with PTSD is staggering. Add the frequent incidents with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and you have a significant increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well. Insurance companies do not cover service dogs to assist veterans with symptoms of PTSD and TBI -- which often come together.


Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Virtual - Online Only
Services Category:
  • MH - Service Animals
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus: