Project Delta is a team of like-minded people from around the country that share a passion for supporting two of the most deserving groups, veterans & forgotten or abandoned dogs.
Project “Delta”(Dogs Enriching Lives Throughout America) is the result of the unrelenting ache in the heart of our founder. That is, the unmet needs of U.S. military veterans, first responders and law enforcement officers that suffer the effects of combat-related as well as noncombat related, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), and for some, the addition of physical disabilities. At the same time, she recognized the unmet potential of her other passion – the thousands of local rescue and shelter dogs. The marriage of her two passions evolved into a program that pairs and trains rescue and shelter dogs to become Service Dogs for our warriors that sacrificed so much but received so little in return.
Project Delta is dedicated to the pairing of veterans with rescue/shelter dogs to create service dog teams to lessen the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST) and physical disabilities that are the result of active service.
How We Do It
We have learned that rescue/shelter dogs can be just as suitable for providing service as dogs bred for this purpose. The dog is considered for our program only if certain criteria is met. This screening can take up to three months. Thanks to the generosity of our amazing rescues and foster families, prior to the pairing, our dog trainers are able to take the time necessary to ensure the dog truly desires service work and meets the behavioral criteria. Finally, after screening and vetting, a veteran, first responder, law enforcement officer and dog choose one another based on the personality and temperament of the other. Then immediately upon pairing, the handler and support system will take over the foster responsibilities to minimize a failed match. After an unspecified amount of time, the training begins for this newly formed Service Dog Team (In Training.) Depending on the needs of the handler, certification can take approximately 12 months. The cost to train each team is approximately $7,500. We provide ongoing training, Canine Good Citizen Certification, group sessions, and mandatory re-certification for our Service Dog Teams. Because of the generous support from our donors, pairing and training are FREE of charge to our veterans, first responders and law enforcement officers.
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