Overview

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 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.

Mission

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.

Vision
We envision a world where Project Delta veterans 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 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 and dog choose one another based on the personality and temperament of the other. Then immediately upon pairing, the veteran 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 veteran, 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.

Why We Do It

22
Veterans

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

540K
Suffering

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

50
Percent

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

9000K
Dogs

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
President/Master Level Certified Life-Coach
Director of Project Delta Foster Program / Foster Coordinator
Chief Financial Officer
Advisor to the Board of Directors
Chief Of Operations
Veteran Liaison
Lead Service Dog Trainer