Despite Covid-19, Project Delta is "open for business." A special thanks to our Trainers AND Veterans for seamlessly adapting to virtual training!


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, first responders & 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 and first responders 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 as well as the occasional donated dog 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 and first responders 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. At the same time, providing facility dogs for police departments as a proactive approach towards mental health.

We envision a world where Project Delta veterans, first responders and law enforcement officers live a full and purposeful life free of the limitations associated with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma.
Who We Are
Project Delta is dedicated to the pairing of veterans, first responders and law enforcement officers with rescue/shelter dogs to create service dog teams to lessen the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST).

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.) or facility dog. Depending on the needs of the handler, certification can take approximately 12-18 months. The cost to train each team is between $7,500- $15,000. 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.

Why We Do It


Current studies indicate 22 veterans every day commit suicide. Many of these veterans are suffering from PTSD, TBI, and/or MST.


20% of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans suffer from PTSD (540K). 19% suffer from TBI (513K). These numbers are growing.


50% don’t seek treatment; only half of those treated receive minimally adequate treatment.


9 million dogs enter shelters and rescues each year. A large percentage of shelter dogs are euthanized each year.

meet our team

Charity, volunteer for better life and our smiles.

Founder / CEO
Co Founder/Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Service Dog Trainer
President/Master Level Certified Life-Coach
Chief Financial Officer
Board Member
Board Member
Advisor to the Board of Directors