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Louisville-based Dogs Helping Heroes accepting application for emotional support, service dogs

Dogs Helping Heroes, a local nonprofit organization, is actively looking for heroes in need of a service or emotional support dog. Interested first responders – fire, police and EMS – military, and Gold Star Families may complete an application by the deadline of Monday, September 26.

The organization will train a total of eight (8) service dogs that will be gifted at no cost to the awarded recipients from now until the end of 2019. Each dog is valued at $5,000. Heroes who apply will go through an application process that includes an interview and home visit. The process is designed to help the organization match the ability of the dog to the needs of the hero. At the end of the process, qualified heroes are awarded one dog and undergo dual training.

A service dog from Dogs Helping Heroes provides assistance to those with a physical and/or psychological need due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other service-related injuries. Qualified candidates should visit the dogshelpingheroes.org to complete an application as soon as possible.

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